51 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

51 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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1
Ghent, Belgium
— 6 nights
2
Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Potsdam, Germany
— 5 nights
4
Turin, Italy
— 6 nights
5
Bolzano, Italy
— 5 nights
6
Arbon, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Waterford, Ireland
— 4 nights
8
San Francisco, United States
— 7 nights
9
San Diego, United States
— 5 nights
10
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights

6
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), Gruuthusemuseum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Parochie Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieters Gent, contemplate the long history of Saint-Elisabeth Beguinage, and look for all kinds of wild species at De Assels.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent itinerary planner.

Chichester, UK to Ghent is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and train. You can also fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chichester to Ghent. In September, daytime highs in Ghent are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

2
nights
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Grimbergen, pause for some serene contemplation at Directions Basilliek van Scherpenheuvel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Sint Leonarduskerk Zoutleeuw, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle, thenidentify plant and animal life at Arboretum Wespelaar, and then examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Aarschot.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Leuven holiday planner.

Drive from Ghent to Leuven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Leuven, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sint Leonarduskerk Zoutleeuw, Arboretum Tervuren, Abbaye de Grimbergen, Stedelijk Museum Aarschot, Directions Basilliek van Scherpenheuvel
Highlights from your plan
 Directions Basilliek van Scherpenheuvel ©
Arenberg Castle ©
Arenberg Castle
Stedelijk Museum Aarschot ©
Stedelijk Museum Aarschot

5
nights
Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sanssouci Palace and Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Cecilienhof and Schlosspark Wiesenburg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Potsdam: Industriemuseum Brandenburg An Der Havel (in Brandenburg City), Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben) and Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturparkzentrum Hoher Flaming, and look and learn at URANIA-Planetarium.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Potsdam online route builder.

Explore your travel options from Leuven to Potsdam with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Industriemuseum Brandenburg An Der Havel, Schlosspark Wiesenburg, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Roger Loewig Museum
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

6
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi and Santuario della Madonna degli Alpini. Let the collections at Museo Egizio and Museum of the Risorgimento capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Museo la Torre e il Fiume di masio (in Masio), Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand (in Salbertrand) and Valle Argentera (in Sauze di Cesana). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turin trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Potsdam to Turin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santuario della Madonna degli Alpini, Parco Naturale della Rocca di Cavour, Valdieri Necropolis, Museo la Torre e il Fiume di masio, Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici
Highlights from your plan
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi ©
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

5
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castel Coira - Churburg and Malga Fane. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi and Museo del Rame Navarini. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bolzano: Nationalparkhaus naturatrafoi (in Trafoi), Gumperle (in Agumes) and Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park (in Tiers). There's much more to do: hike along Alta Via Bepi Zac, admire the masterpieces at BoscoArteStenico Museo d'Arte nella Natura, examine the collection at Zulian Renato Scultore, and look for all kinds of wild species at Prati di Croda Rossa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano trip builder website.

You can drive from Turin to Bolzano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bolzano, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arbon.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Stenico, Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi, Malga Fane, Mostra La Gran Vera - Moena, Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park ©
Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park
Museo del Rame Navarini ©
Museo del Rame Navarini

2
nights
Arbon, Switzerland

Arbon ©
Arbon is a historic and statistic town and a municipality and district capital of the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.Arbon is located on the southern shore of Lake Constance and is situated on a railway line between Konstanz/Romanshorn and Rorschach/Chur, or St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Vinorama / Haus Phonix, get engrossed in the history at Seemuseum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Fischingen. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Saurer Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Autobau, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schloss Arbon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Arbon.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arbon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bolzano to Arbon by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Bolzano in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Arbon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Arbon

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vinorama / Haus Phonix, Seemuseum, Monastery Fischingen, Autobau
Highlights from your plan
Autobau ©
Autobau
Saurer Museum ©
Saurer Museum
Seemuseum ©
Seemuseum

4
nights
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Titanic Experience Cobh and Cobh Heritage Centre. Ferns Castle and King of the Vikings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Kilkenny (Black Abbey, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more), Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct (in Kilmacthomas) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, hike along Waterford Greenway, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterford travel route builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arbon to Waterford. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arbon to Waterford due to the time zone difference. In September in Waterford, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Kilkenny, Kilmacthomas, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Seal Rescue Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

7
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Moss Beach (Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve & Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve), Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Waterford to San Francisco with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Waterford to San Francisco. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Waterford - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Beach, Stephen & Walker Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Marston House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, walk around Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

6
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Autry Museum of the American West. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Observatory and Petersen Automotive Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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