30 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

30 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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30 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati, United States
Fly + Bus:  5 h
1
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Bourg-en-Bresse, France
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Katowice, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Mdina, Malta
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
7
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Cincinnati, United States

1
night
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've now added St. Patrick's Cathedral to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Cincinnati to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Cincinnati in December, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Fontainebleau and The Hall of Mirrors. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Paris in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bourg-en-Bresse.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

12
nights
Bourg-en-Bresse, France

Bourg-en-Bresse ©
Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: Brêsse). Explore hidden gems such as Villa Palladienne and Espace des Mondes Polaires. Chateau Historique de Pierreclos and Ternand are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bourg-en-Bresse: Basilique d'Ars (in Ars-sur-Formans), Fort L'Ecluse (in Leaz) and Taize Community (in Taize). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin, steep yourself in history at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges, take a peaceful walk through Cascade de la queue de cheval, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame de Bourg-en-Bresse.

Plan my day in Bourg-en-Bresse using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Paris to Bourg-en-Bresse in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bourg-en-Bresse can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Katowice.

Things to do in Bourg-en-Bresse

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Chalon, Lons-le-Saunier, Saint-Claude, La Chaux-du-Dombief, Arbois
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Eglise Notre-Dame de Bourg-en-Bresse ©
Chateau Historique de Pierreclos ©
Chateau Historique de Pierreclos
Chateau De Germolles
Chateau De Germolles

3
nights
Katowice, Poland

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, take a stroll through Nikiszowiec, then go deep underground at Warszawa II Observation Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Silesian Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Katowice trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bourg-en-Bresse to Katowice. Traveling from Bourg-en-Bresse in January, things will get a bit cooler in Katowice: highs are around 33°F and lows about 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mdina.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Cathedral of Christ the King ©
Cathedral of Christ the King
Silesian Museum ©
Silesian Museum

6
nights
Mdina, Malta

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
Get some cultural insight at Mdina Old City and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. For shopping fun, head to Mdina Glass or Malta Postal Museum. Explore Mdina's surroundings by going to Victoria (St. George's Basilica, The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, & more), Sannap Cliffs (in Munxar) and Cathedral (in Rabat). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, hike along Xemxija Heritage Trail, make a trip to Greek's Gate, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mdina trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Katowice to Mdina with the Route module. Traveling from Katowice in January, expect Mdina to be warmer, temps between 60°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Valletta, Rabat, Victoria, San Lawrenz, Mnajdra
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul ©

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Mdina to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Mdina in January, with lows around 44°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Boston, United States

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boston visit planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Boston in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to Boston. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Boston at 37°F and lows at 23°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Museums

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