55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Reno, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chandler, United States
— 1 night
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San Antonio, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Columbus, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Rochester, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Clermont-Ferrand
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Leipzig
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Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Warwick Castle and Birmingham Back to Backs. Steelhouse Lane Lock-up and Key Hill Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury), Ironbridge (Blists Hill Victorian Town & Broseley Pipeworks) and The Darby Houses (in Coalbrookdale). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Cadbury World.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary builder.

London to Birmingham is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Merseyside Maritime Museum and Conwy Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Llangelynin Old Church (in Conwy), Chester (Chester Cathedral & Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens) and Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, and explore the ancient world of The Roman Bath House.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool visit planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore and learn at Manchester Art Gallery and National Football Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Manchester Cathedral and St James Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Saltaire Village (in Shipley), Skipton (Skipton Castle & The Wright Wine Company) and Quarry Bank (in Styal). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get to know the fascinating history of Lyme Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester road trip app.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sheffield, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and York Minster. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chatsworth House and York Castle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: York (Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York Shambles, &more), York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and Mompesson’s Well (in Eyam). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community farm and surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sheffield trip planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Popular historic sites such as Durham Cathedral and The Quayside are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beamish Museum and The Castle, Newcastle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle) and St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth (in Brancepeth). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Riverside Falconry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, and contemplate the long history of Victoria Tunnel.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne attractions tool.

You can take a train from Sheffield to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Reno.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Automobile Museum and Tallac Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vikingsholm and Truckee River Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Matt Heron Fly Fishing (in Olympic Valley), Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge (in Truckee) and Lake Tahoe Yoga (in Zephyr Cove). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, try to win big at Peppermill Casino, stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery, and make a trip to Reno Arch.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reno trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reno with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reno. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June, plan for much hotter days in Reno, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chandler.

Things to do in Reno

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Casinos

Side Trips

Chandler, United States

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, then explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, then shop like a local with Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, and finally make a splash at Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Chandler Museum and then explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chandler visit planner.

You can fly from Reno to Chandler in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reno to Chandler due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Reno in June; daily highs in Chandler reach 47°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Chandler

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

San Antonio, United States

— 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War. Visit Mission San Jose and Texas State Capitol for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Austin (The Driskill, Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and view the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Fly from Chandler to San Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chandler to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chandler in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Columbus.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Columbus, United States

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from San Antonio to Columbus in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Columbus is 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get a bit cooler in Columbus: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rochester.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rochester, United States

— 2 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, then get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Corbett's Glen Nature Park. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at It's A Wonderful Life Museum, learn more about the world around you at Women's Rights National Historical Park, and then steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rochester trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Columbus to Rochester by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rochester sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Brussels.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Church of Our Lady Bruges will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum (in Bruges) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rochester to Brussels takes 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July, Brussels is little chillier than Rochester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Place de Jaude, identify plant and animal life at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Tournoel, then see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Clermont-Ferrand route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Brussels to Clermont-Ferrand takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Clermont-Ferrand hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montpellier, France

— 4 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Saharien. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Cité de Carcassonne. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Carcassonne Center (Eglise Saint-Nazaire & Cathar Castles). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, don't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou, discover the deep blue sea with Latitude Plongee, and steep yourself in history at Citadelle.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montpellier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Montpellier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in July: high temperatures in Montpellier hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leipzig.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Leipzig, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal, then don't miss a visit to Market Square (Markt), then get engrossed in the history at Museum in der Runden Ecke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then make a trip to Nikolaisaule, and then steep yourself in history at Colditz Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leipzig day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Montpellier to Leipzig takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Montpellier in July; daily highs in Leipzig reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 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 Stroeget. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosenborg Castle and Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Saviour's Church.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planner.

Getting from Leipzig to Copenhagen by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Leipzig in July, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Helligaandskirken and Fredenskirken. Go for a jaunt from Aarhus to Jelling to see Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, take an in-depth tour of Aarhus Vikingemuseet, admire the striking features of Viby Kirke, and steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Aarhus sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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.