55 days in Canada, Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Canada, Europe & United States Itinerary

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Laval, Canada
— 2 nights
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Drive to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Versailles
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Versailles, France
— 5 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive to Cardiff International Airport, Fly to Yellowknife
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Yellowknife, Canada
— 1 night
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Calgary, Canada
— 5 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis, United States
— 2 nights
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Tulsa, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Garland
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Garland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Montgomery
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Montgomery, United States
— 3 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
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Tampa, United States
— 3 nights
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Akron, United States
— 3 nights
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Newark, United States
— 2 nights
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Kitchener, Canada
— 1 night
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Laval, Canada

— 2 nights
Laval is a Canadian city in southwestern Quebec, north of Montreal. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Moulin Legare, examine the collection at Cosmodome, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Centre (Le Centre de la nature), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-De-Padoue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Laval road trip tool.

Montreal to Laval is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Montreal in June; daily highs in Laval reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Laval

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Versailles, France

— 5 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and The Royal Chapel. Fondation Claude Monet and Académie Équestre de Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Versailles: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Musee des impressionnismes (in Giverny) and Blois (Eglise Saint-Nicolas & Escalier Denis Papin). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, see the interesting displays at Galerie des Carrosses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, and get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Versailles itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Laval to Versailles with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Laval in June, with highs in Versailles at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Leeds.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Leeds, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chatsworth House and York City Walls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeds: York (York Minster, York Shambles, &more), RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, and make a trip to Holy Trinity Parish Church.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leeds itinerary planning website.

Getting from Versailles to Leeds by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Versailles to Leeds. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Versailles in June: high temperatures in Leeds hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Leeds

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swansea, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Popular historic sites such as Big Pit National Coal Museum and Our Lady Star of the Sea are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.) and Dylan Thomas Birthplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swansea: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Quay) and Cardiff Castle (in Cardiff). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, kick back and relax at Oxwich Bay, take a peaceful walk through Penllergare Valley Woods, and browse the exhibits of Gower Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Swansea trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Leeds to Swansea in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Swansea sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowknife.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Yellowknife, Canada

— 1 night

Aurora Capital of North America

Every year scores of tourists take a trip to Yellowknife for a chance to observe the Northern Lights over a remote yet scenic landscape deep in Canada's Norwest Territories.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, then take in panoramic vistas at Bush Pilot's Monument, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally hike along Cameron Falls Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowknife travel planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Swansea to Yellowknife. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Swansea to Yellowknife due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Swansea in June since evenings lows in Yellowknife dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Calgary.

Things to do in Yellowknife

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Calgary, Canada

— 5 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Glenbow Museum and Valley Doll Museum & Gifts will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fort Calgary and Royal Tyrrell Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Banff (Banff Park Museum, Bow Valley Parkway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Stephen Avenue Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Midnapore Chapel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Calgary driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowknife to Calgary takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle, United States

— 5 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Visit Pioneer Square and Bruce Lee Grave Site for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park to see Discover Nature about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Calgary to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneapolis, United States

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, make a trip to James J. Hill House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and finally walk around Minnehaha Park. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Stone Arch Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis journey builder tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. June in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Tulsa.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Tulsa, United States

— 2 nights

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bartlesville Union Depot and then see the interesting displays at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Gilcrease Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tulsa travel planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Tulsa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in July; daily highs in Tulsa reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Garland.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Garland, United States

— 2 nights
Garland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum and Cavanaugh Flight Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garland: Grand Saline (Salt Palace Museum & East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at The Harbor Rockwall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Garland holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tulsa to Garland. In July in Garland, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Garland

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montgomery, United States

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Appreciate the collections at Legacy Museum and Civil Rights Memorial Center. Popular historic sites such as National Memorial for Peace and Justice and First White House of the Confederacy are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Garland to Montgomery with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Orlando, United States

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral), Medieval Torture Museum (in St. Augustine) and Space Shuttle Atlantis (in Merritt Island). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and identify plant and animal life at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orlando visit app.

You can fly from Montgomery to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montgomery to Orlando. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tampa, United States

— 3 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarasota National Cemetery and Philippe Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Ybor City. Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Dali Museum and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampa route planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Akron.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Akron, United States

— 3 nights
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Get some historical perspective at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Glendale Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Warther Museum and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Go for a jaunt from Akron to Wilmot to see The Wilderness Center about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, stroll the grounds of Dr. Bob's Gravesite, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Akron Zoo, and head outdoors with Canal Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Akron trip builder.

You can fly from Tampa to Akron in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in July, expect Akron to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Newark.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newark, United States

— 2 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, stroll around Thomas Edison National Historical Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lucy's Church, then admire the masterpieces at Newark Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kykuit.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Newark trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akron to Newark takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akron in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Newark. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kitchener.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kitchener, Canada

— 1 night
Together with neighboring Cambridge and Waterloo, Kitchener forms the densely populated Tri-Cities metropolitan area boasting a varied dining scene and many historical sites.
On the 24th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Elora Gorge Conservation Area, then see the interesting displays at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and then stroll around Victoria Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kitchener visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newark to Kitchener. In July, Kitchener is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kitchener

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.