55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Domfront, France
— 1 night
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Laon, France
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 7 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Beaune, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 6 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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen for their historical value. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Royal Chapel, &more) and Rue du Gros-Horloge (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Domfront.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Domfront, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Julien, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Domfront, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau, take in the dramatic scenery at Petite Cascade de Mortain, then see the interesting displays at Musee du poire, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la ceramique.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Domfront takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Domfront can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Laon.

Things to do in Domfront

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Laon, France

— 1 night
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. On the 9th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Center Parc Aisne, take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Dragon, then make a trip to Porte de Soissons, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, and finally steep yourself in history at Porte d'Ardon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Laon trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Domfront to Laon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Domfront in June, expect Laon to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and Historic Centre of Brugge. Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bruges travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Laon to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Ardennes American Cemetery are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to Vismarkt (in Mechelen), Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis) & MAS - Museum aan de Stroom) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels journey planning app.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Grote Markt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Teylers Museum) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Alley Pond Environmental Center (in Douglaston), Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve (in Merrick). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to New York City by flight takes about 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to New York City. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Let the collections at Kon-Tiki Museum and Viking Ship Museum capture your imagination. Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Oslomarka will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, see what you can catch with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oslo travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Oslo in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Oslo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Pergamonmuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Dresden to see Katholische Hofkirche about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

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Fly from Oslo to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hannover.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Hannover, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hannover: Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (in Hodenhagen) and Autostadt (in Wolfsburg). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Tauchschule Blue Water, get to know the resident critters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten, and ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hannover attractions app.

Getting from Berlin to Hannover by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Neuschwanstein and Kirche St. Georg. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Hohenschwangau in Hohenschwangau, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, examine the collection at BMW Museum, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hannover to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette. Your inner history buff will appreciate La cité médiévale and Rue d'Antibes. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Le Suquet & St. Michael the Archangel Church), Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). There's much more to do: visit Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planning tool.

You can fly from Munich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beaune.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Beaune, France

— 1 night

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn the secrets of viniculture at Chateau de Meursault, look for gifts at Athenaeum, then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre Dame.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Beaune trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Nice to Beaune in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beaune, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Beaune

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Orne travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Churches · Thermal Spas

Aisne travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Lower Saxony travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.

Cote d'Or travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops
Côte-d'Or is a premier wine-growing department in the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region that produces what are inarguably the world's finest, and definitely most expensive, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, from some of the most rigorously and painstakingly classified vineyards in the world. Many people attest that the abundance of monasteries in the department has been the reason for the vast and well-maintained viticulture. No matter what you believe, this abundance of monasteries means that there are many historical abbeys and religious attractions to visit between vineyard tours and wine tastings.