55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Laon
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Laon, France
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Laon, France

— 1 day
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Porte d'Ardon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, and then make a trip to Porte de Soissons.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Laon sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Laon is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Fondation Claude Monet. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Royal Chapel, Grand Canal, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

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Traveling by car from Laon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee Picasso and Palais Lascaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Trento, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pine, then examine the collection at Museo Pietra Viva, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel Pergine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, pause for some serene contemplation at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Trento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Trento hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Torre Grossa (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning site.

You can drive from Trento to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Tesoro di San Pietro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to St. Peter's Square, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar) and Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, stop by Albayzin, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Seville, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Museo Del Bandolero, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to New York City in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Seville to New York City. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and then contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Moscow by flight takes about 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Moscow reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. Get some cultural insight at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, see the interesting displays at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Kapella, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

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You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Andalucia travel guide

4.7
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Castles
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.

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.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.