55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Houten, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rijsbergen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Kwadendamme, The Netherlands
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Kapellen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Arlon, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Geraardsbergen, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Bristol
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Aalborg
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Columbus, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Garland
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Garland, United States
— 1 night
Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Reno
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Reno, United States
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs, United States
— 4 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 4 nights
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Muenster, Germany
— 4 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groninger Museum and Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Battlefield Tours and Hoofdstation Groningen. Get out of town with these interesting Groningen side-trips: Leeuwarden (Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden & Fries Museum), Drents Museum (in Assen) and Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Groningen trip planner.

Cologne, Germany to Groningen is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Cologne in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Groningen: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Houten.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Houten, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Houten is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.Population centresThe municipality consists of the following towns: 't Goy Houten Schalkwijk Tull en 't WaalHouten (town)The main town in the municipality is Houten, a commuter town about 9 km southeast of Utrecht. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Castellum Hoge Woerd, then step into the grandiose world of Fort Bij Vechten, then take an in-depth tour of Waterliniemuseum, and finally soothe aching muscles at Thermen Houten.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houten tour planner.

You can drive from Groningen to Houten in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Houten are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rijsbergen.

Things to do in Houten

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Rijsbergen, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Rijsbergen is a town in the municipality of Zundert in the southern Netherlands.In the territory of the former municipality of Rijsbergen was one of the most important border crossings of the country: Hazeldonk. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Moeierboom, then don't miss a visit to Van Gogh Kerk, and then experience rural life at Menmoerhoeve.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rijsbergen trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Houten to Rijsbergen in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Rijsbergen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kwadendamme.

Things to do in Rijsbergen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kwadendamme, The Netherlands

Kwadendamme is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geerteskerk.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kwadendamme travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rijsbergen to Kwadendamme takes an hour. June in Kwadendamme sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kapellen.

Things to do in Kwadendamme

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kapellen, Belgium

— 1 night
Kapellen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Park Vordenstein, admire the striking features of Fort Liefkenshoek, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ertbrandbos, and finally hike along Loopgravenpad Mastenbos.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kapellen online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kwadendamme to Kapellen in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Kapellen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arlon.

Things to do in Kapellen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlon, Belgium

— 2 nights
Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, then learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc a Gibier, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Mirwart. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Donat, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Arlon, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye d'Orval, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial General Patton.

To plan Arlon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Kapellen to Arlon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Geraardsbergen.

Things to do in Arlon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Geraardsbergen, Belgium

— 3 nights
Geraardsbergen is a city and municipality located in the Denderstreek and in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders. Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial Waterloo 1815 and The Wellington Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Sint-Bartholomeuskerk and Muur van Geraardsbergen. Explore Geraardsbergen's surroundings by going to Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle), Napoleon's Last Headquarters (in Genappe) and Notre Dame Cathedral (in Tournai). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oudenberg Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle), and pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geraardsbergen trip planner.

You can drive from Arlon to Geraardsbergen in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Geraardsbergen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 7 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Let the collections at Brunel's SS Great Britain and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Glastonbury (Glastonbury Abbey, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, &more), Fashion Museum Bath (in Bath) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, tour the pleasant surroundings at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bristol day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Geraardsbergen to Bristol. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cadbury World and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Birmingham Back to Backs and Chatsworth House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Charnwood Forest Alpacas (in Boundary), Eyam (Mompesson’s Well & Eyam Plague Village Museum) and Warwick (Charlecote Park & Warwick Castle). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, view the masterpieces at Garners Fine Art, Antiques & Interiors, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences, and browse the collection at Assay Office Birmingham.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham online journey planner.

You can drive from Bristol to Birmingham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aalborg.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Aalborg, Denmark

— 4 nights
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. You'll explore and learn at Lindholm Hoeje Museum and Kyst- og Fjordcentret. Popular historic sites such as Aarhus Domkirke and Mollestien are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aalborg: Aggersborg Kirke (in Loegstoer), Hadsund Dyrehave (in Hadsund) and Aarhus (Den Gamle By, Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Monastery of the Holy Ghost, stroll around The Park of Music, pause for some serene contemplation at Gjol Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lille Vildmose Centret.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aalborg itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Birmingham to Aalborg with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Aalborg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbus, United States

— 4 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Let the collections at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and Ohio Craft Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and German Village. Take a break from Columbus with a short trip to National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Columbus Scuba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral, explore the galleries of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Central Ohio Fire Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Columbus route app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aalborg to Columbus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Aalborg in July, expect Columbus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Garland.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Garland, United States

— 1 night
Garland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. On the 7th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get to know the fascinating history of The Harbor Rockwall, and then cool off at Hawaiian Falls Garland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Garland journey builder website.

Explore your travel options from Columbus to Garland with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Garland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect Garland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Garland

Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Reno, United States

— 4 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Automobile Museum and Tahoe City Field Station. You'll explore and learn at Nevada Museum of Art and Tallac Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reno: Chollar Mansion (in Virginia City), Vikingsholm (in South Lake Tahoe) and Nevada State Museum (in Carson City). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, stroll through Animal Ark, admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and try your luck at Peppermill Casino.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reno tour itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Garland to Reno. The time zone difference when traveling from Garland to Reno is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Garland in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Reno, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Reno

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, United States

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Get some cultural insight at Penrose Heritage Museum and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Get some historical perspective at Old Colorado City and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Lester L. Williams Fire Museum, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reno to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reno in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Dortmund.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Dortmund, Germany

— 4 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Marienkirche and Propsteikirche will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern and Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Binarium, admire the landmark architecture of Phonix West, get engrossed in the history at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte Steinwache, and stroll the grounds of Ostfriedhof Dortmund.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dortmund road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Dortmund with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Dortmund. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you will find days in Dortmund are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Muenster.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Muenster, Germany

— 4 nights

Bicycle Capital of Germany

Though relatively small and often overlooked by tourists, Muenster offers an interesting combination of a hip social scene and visible medieval history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lambertikirche and Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom). Let the collections at City Museum (Stadtmuseum) and LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Muenster side-trips: Deutsches Automatenmuseum (in Espelkamp), Burg Vischering (in Ludinghausen) and Detmold (LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold) & Adlerwarte Berlebeck). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lambert's Church, get a sense of history and politics at Bremer Rathaus, admire the striking features of Friedenssaal - Peace Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Muenster trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dortmund to Muenster in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Muenster, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Muenster

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.