55 days in Canada, United States, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

55 days in Canada, United States, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Edmonton International Airport, Drive to Red Deer
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Red Deer, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Oakland, United States
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Sydney, Australia
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Charlottetown Airport
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Charlottetown, Canada
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Washington DC, United States
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Arlington, United States
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Pittsburgh, United States
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Memphis, United States
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Kansas City, United States
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Plano, United States
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Red Deer, Canada

Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Cronquist House, then see the interesting displays at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, and finally stroll around Veterans Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Red Deer online trip planner.

Durango, USA to Red Deer is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Red Deer, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Red Deer

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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Victoria, Canada

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Get some cultural insight at Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Inner Harbour and Old Victoria Custom House will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, walk around Beacon Hill Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the exciting artwork at Eagle Feather Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip builder site.

Fly from Red Deer to Victoria in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Red Deer to Victoria. Traveling from Red Deer in June, Victoria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Oakland, United States

On the 7th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountain View Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oakland California Temple, then trek along Lafayette Reservoir, and finally gain insight at University of California, Berkeley.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oakland trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Victoria to Oakland by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Victoria in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Oakland, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, stop by Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Oakland to Sydney takes 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Oakland to Sydney. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oakland in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Friedhof Fluntern. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Jesuitenkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hare Krishna Temple.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Zurich in 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Zurich are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chaplin's World and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux (Queen Studio Experience & Corniche Lavaux Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online journey planner.

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Southampton.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. The Roman Baths and Warwick Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Tank Museum and Peter Martin Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Southampton side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Southampton road trip planning site.

Getting from Geneva to Southampton by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Southampton due to the time zone difference. In June, Southampton is little chillier than Geneva - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and Liverpool Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chatsworth House and World Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: St Anne's Church, Baslow (in Baslow), York Minster (in York) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, and explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Southampton to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Charlottetown.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Charlottetown, Canada

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Beaconsfield Historic House and St. Dunstan's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Orwell Corner Historic Village and Details Past & Present Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottetown: Cavendish (Cavendish Beach, Green Gables, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Victoria Park, don't miss a visit to Victoria Row, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the landmark architecture of Province House National Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottetown trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Liverpool to Charlottetown. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Liverpool to Charlottetown. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Liverpool in July: highs in Charlottetown hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottetown

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Washington DC, United States

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Archives Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian), Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Family Fishing Adventures (in Annapolis). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, ponder the world of politics at White House, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Charlottetown to Washington DC in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Charlottetown in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Arlington, United States

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ford Orientation Center, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then walk around Shirlington Dog Park, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip planner.

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Pittsburgh, United States

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bicycle Heaven and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" and Senator John Heinz History Center will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Pittsburgh to Mill Run to see Fallingwater about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, learn about all things military at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, and explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Arlington to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arlington in July, with highs in Pittsburgh at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Memphis, United States

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Graceland and Sun Studio. Appreciate the collections at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Withers Collection Museum & Gallery. When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, make a trip to Beale Street, and take an exotic tour of American Dream Safari.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis visit planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Memphis is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kansas City, United States

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Cathedral of Saint Peter. Do some cultural sightseeing at National WWI Museum and Memorial and Union Station. When in Kansas City, make a side trip to see Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs, approximately Blue Springs away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church, and examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Kansas City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kansas City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Plano.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Plano, United States

Plano is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Plano trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Plano takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. In July in Plano, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Plano

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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San Antonio, United States

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then view the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Canyon Lake Gorge Tour and then get a new perspective on things with Teach 'Em to Fish.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio visit planner.

Traveling by car from Plano to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canada travel guide

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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

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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.