38 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

38 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Exeter, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to London Paddington, Train to Rye
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Rye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Speed Boats Tours (in Interlaken) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, walk around Gurten, explore the activities along Aare River, and hike along The Eiger.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bern road trip website.

Munich, Germany to Bern is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, take a tour of La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, and then don't miss a visit to Thai Pavilion. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and Petit Palais. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, snap pictures at St Bonifacius Bridge, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then get engrossed in the history at For Freedom Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bruges Art Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Saint Joannes Nepomucenus, admire the landmark architecture of Sint-Janshuismolen, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Bruges are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online route planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cologne are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potsdam's Gardens and Sanssouci Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Neues Palais) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Inverness.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, then explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: walk around Ness Islands, then awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and then go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip builder site.

You can fly from Berlin to Inverness in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Inverness. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, then steep yourself in history at Georgian House, and finally steep yourself in history at Dean Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Forth Road Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, then steep yourself in history at Inchcolm Abbey and Island, and finally take in the views from Forth Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, stop by The Shop That Must Not Be Named, wander the streets of York Shambles, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read York trip website.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bristol.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clifton Suspension Bridge and Wills Memorial Building. Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cabot Tower, take a leisurely stroll along Bristol City Docks, and stroll the grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bristol attractions site.

Take a train from York to Bristol in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Exeter.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Exeter, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Richard Hooker. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Exeter Quay, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then examine the collection at Topsham Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Medieval Exe Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Exeter trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bristol to Exeter by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Rye.

Things to do in Exeter

Museums · Shopping · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Rye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Parish Church, then contemplate the long history of Lamb House, then see the interesting displays at Ypres Tower Museum, Rye Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas the Martyr. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, delve into the distant past at Landgate, then examine the collection at Rye Heritage Centre, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rye online journey maker.

You can drive from Exeter to Rye in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rye are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Regent's Park and Beer Tastings & Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Up at The O2, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary website.

Getting from Rye to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berkeley.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Berkeley, United States

— 1 day
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. On the 26th (Fri), walk around Tilden Park Little Farm and then stroll around Indian Rock Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berkeley trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Berkeley. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Berkeley due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Berkeley are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berkeley

Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.