55 days in United States, Europe & Canada Itinerary

55 days in United States, Europe & Canada Itinerary

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Miami, United States
— 4 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
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Silkeborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Norrkoping, Sweden
— 1 night
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Saskatoon, Canada
— 2 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 2 nights
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Henderson, United States
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Miami, United States

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) and Miami Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Key Largo). There's much more to do: visit Art Deco Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip site.

Vail to Miami is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Vail to Miami, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vail in June, things will get warmer in Miami: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC, United States

— 4 nights
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. National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Vienna to see Little Library about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Miami in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Let the collections at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee d'Aquitaine capture your imagination. Place de la Bourse and La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Croisiere Jouvence (in Arcachon) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Bordeaux takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Bordeaux to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Museu d'Historia de la Joguina (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bordeaux in June since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 22°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montpellier, France

— 3 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.
Musee Fabre and Espace Dominique Bagouet will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale St-Pierre and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: La Maison Carree (in Nimes), Musee Departemental Arles Antique (in Arles) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, don't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou, admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and contemplate the long history of Salin d'Aigues-Mortes.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip builder website.

You can drive from Barcelona to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Montpellier sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If. Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Carrieres des Lumieres. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Decouverte du Vivant (in Sanary-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, and stop by The Panier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille tour site.

Drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Milleunaceramica) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, and learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Visit Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chaplin's World and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue & Corniche Lavaux Vineyards). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Naples to Geneva by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naples in July: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris online route builder.

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grote Markt and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Panorama Mesdag will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Madurodam (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to Rotterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Rotterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Odense.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Odense, Denmark

— 1 night

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, identify plant and animal life at Svanninge Bjerge, and then steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, then examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, and finally contemplate the long history of Odense Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Odense online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rotterdam to Odense. Traveling from Rotterdam in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Odense, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Silkeborg.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Silkeborg, Denmark

— 2 nights
Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,158 (1 January 2014). On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Den Gamle By and then explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gronbaek Kirke and then get a dose of the wild on MTBGuideSilkeborg.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Silkeborg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Odense to Silkeborg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Silkeborg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Norrkoping.

Things to do in Silkeborg

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Norrkoping, Sweden

— 1 night
Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to The Industrial Landscape, then see the interesting displays at Lofstad Slott, then pause for some serene contemplation at Linkoping Cathedral, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Norsholms sluss, Gota kanal. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Hedvigs church, then see the interesting displays at Arbetets museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Matteus kyrka.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Norrkoping using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Silkeborg to Norrkoping takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Norrkoping, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saskatoon.

Things to do in Norrkoping

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saskatoon, Canada

— 2 nights

Paris of the Prairies

Saskatchewan's largest city, Saskatoon remains compact and manageable enough for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle.
On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Meewasin Valley, and then contemplate the long history of The Marr Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ukrainian Museum of Canada, then view the masterpieces at Saskatchewan Craft Council, then examine the collection at Western Development Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Third Avenue United Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saskatoon day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Norrkoping to Saskatoon with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Saskatoon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Saskatoon

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Calgary, Canada

— 2 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Bow Habitat Station & Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, then stroll around Fort Calgary, then admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, and finally look for gifts at Peasant Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Shallow Water Drift Co. - Day Boat Trips, then surround yourself with nature on Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, and then take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Calgary online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Saskatoon to Calgary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saskatoon to Calgary. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Henderson.

Things to do in Calgary

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Henderson, United States

— 1 night
Ranked the second safest city in the United States by Forbes magazine, Henderson is second only to Las Vegas among Nevada's largest cities.
On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, and then head outdoors with Green Valley Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Henderson day trip website.

Fly from Calgary to Henderson in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary to Henderson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in July: high temperatures in Henderson hover around 46°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Henderson

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.