55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kiel, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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Miami, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Toulon, France
— 4 nights
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Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Reims, France
— 1 day
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Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 7 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Cathedral of Our Lady. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more) and Haverwerf (in Mechelen). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 1 night

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at La Boverie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), and then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Liege day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums

Karlsruhe, Germany

— 2 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
You'll explore and learn at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Heidelberg and Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karlsruhe: Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm), Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant & Tinnunculus) and Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karlsruhe travel planner.

You can drive from Liege to Karlsruhe in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Karlsruhe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kiel.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiel, Germany

— 1 night

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum Warleberger Hof, identify plant and animal life at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolai Church, then appreciate the history behind Bronzestandbild Geistkampfer, and finally brush up on your military savvy at U-Boot U 995.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kiel trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Karlsruhe to Kiel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Karlsruhe in June, Kiel is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Kiel

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke and then examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kiel to Aarhus takes 3 hours. In June in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. You'll explore and learn at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Christiania, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Birmingham.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Warwick Castle and The Rest House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blists Hill Victorian Town and Birmingham Back to Backs. Venture out of the city with trips to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Coalbrookdale (The Darby Houses & Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, contemplate the long history of Steelhouse Lane Lock-up, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key Hill Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Birmingham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Blackburn.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Blackburn, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire, England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Blackburn Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Alban's Roman Catholic Church, then browse the exhibits of Clitheroe Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Longridge Fell.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackburn itinerary app.

Drive from Birmingham to Blackburn in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Blackburn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get some historical perspective at Conwy Castle and National Trust - Chirk Castle. Merseyside Maritime Museum and World Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle), Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy) and St Grwst Church (in Llanrwst). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Casbah Coffee Club, explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, and identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Blackburn to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Miami, United States

— 6 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Miami Children's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Wynwood Walls and Art Deco Historic District. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Key Largo) and Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, admire the masterpieces at de la Cruz Collection, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miami attractions planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to Miami in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Liverpool to Miami. Traveling from Liverpool in June, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral are in your itinerary. Cathedrale St-Front and Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich), Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort) and Fort Vauban (in Fouras). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, Head underground at Lascaux Caves 4, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and browse for treasures at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux.

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

Getting from Miami to Bordeaux by flight takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In July, Bordeaux is little chillier than Miami - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Toulon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Toulon, France

— 4 nights
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Vieille Ville. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Confiserie Azureenne and La Maison du Cygne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulon: Musee des Chantiers Naval (in La Ciotat), Musee De Prehistoire Des Gorges Du Verdon (in Quinson) and Abbaye du Thoronet (in Le Thoronet). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Atlantide, get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon, see the interesting displays at Musee National de la Marine, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Fauverie du Faron.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Toulon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Toulon

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 5 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Musée Marc Chagall and Villa Domergue will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Vieille Ville (in Nice), La cité médiévale (in Eze) and Chapelle Saint Hospice (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, and head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Toulon to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Reims.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 1 day

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, steep yourself in history at Palais du Tau, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum of the Surrender.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reims online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Reims takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in July, Reims is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums

Dunkirk, France

— 1 night
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Éloi Church, take an in-depth tour of Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand, then admire the landmark architecture of Mairie de Dunkerque, and finally contemplate the long history of Wormhoudt Massacre Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dunkirk road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Reims to Dunkirk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in July, expect nights in Dunkirk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel website.

Getting from Dunkirk to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.