55 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train to Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Washington Dulles
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tampa, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dortmund
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Dortmund, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Auxerre
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Auxerre, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read London road trip planner.

Brighton and Hove to London is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Conwy Castle and World Museum. Get some cultural insight at Walker Art Gallery and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy), Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle) and St Grwst Church (in Llanrwst). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Battlefield Falconry Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Chirk Railway Viaduct, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool holiday planner.

Getting from London to Liverpool by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lakeland Motor Museum and Chatsworth House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eyam Plague Village Museum and St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence (in Eyam). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Football Museum, get engrossed in the history at Manchester Jewish Museum, and admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Beamish Museum and The Biscuit Factory. Visit Durham Cathedral and The Quayside for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Riverside Falconry, steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, snap pictures at High Level Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne trip maker.

You can drive from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Washington DC, United States

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Wild Bird Center (in Annapolis) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to Washington DC in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Tampa, United States

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Wat Mongkolrata Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Dali Museum and Pepper Creek Pottery. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial (in Homosassa) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary website.

Fly from Washington DC to Tampa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tampa when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then contemplate the long history of Annenberg Community Beach House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in June, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

3
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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane online itinerary maker.

Fly from Los Angeles to Brisbane in 17 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bellbird dell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Church.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 12th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo tour planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Monte-Carlo by combination of flight and bus takes about 26 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Monte-Carlo at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

4
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Friedhof Fluntern and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Hofkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Chapel Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zurich when traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dortmund.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

4
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Dortmund, Germany

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern and LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marienkirche and Ostfriedhof Dortmund. Venture out of the city with trips to Essen (Museum Folkwang & Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen) and Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Binarium, explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mahn- und Gedenkstatte Steinwache, and walk around Westfalenpark.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dortmund road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Zurich to Dortmund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Dortmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, make a trip to Anne Frank House, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auxerre.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

1
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Auxerre, France

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Pontigny, then explore the world behind art at Musee Saint-Germain, and finally do a tasting at Chablis Vititours.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Auxerre travel route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amsterdam to Auxerre. In July in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Paris, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by car from Auxerre to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

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.