55 days in United States, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in United States, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Lier, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Monaco Heliport, Drive to Monaco-Ville
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Bus to Nice, Fly to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States

— 5 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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian) and Family Fishing Adventures (in Annapolis). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick's Catholic Church.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning website.

Saskatoon, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saskatoon to Washington DC is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saskatoon in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Durham Cathedral and Victoria Tunnel. Get some historical perspective at Cragside House and Gardens and The Quayside. Explore Newcastle upon Tyne's surroundings by going to Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick) and Durham Castle (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Riverside Falconry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, look for gifts at Sweet Reminisce, and see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Washington DC to Newcastle upon Tyne in 13 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Sheffield.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Visit Chatsworth House and Treasurer's House for their historical value. Explore Sheffield's surroundings by going to Mompesson’s Well (in Eyam), York (The York Army Museum, York City Walls, &more) and York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby). There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering and stroll through Holly Hagg Community farm.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sheffield trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Sheffield takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Sheffield sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Lyme Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Alban's RC Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Football Museum, then view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and finally make a trip to Manchester Cathedral.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Manchester vacation app.

Drive from Sheffield to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Conwy Castle and Mendips - John Lennon Home are in your itinerary. Merseyside Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy), Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, stop by Made-Here Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chester Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip maker site.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. 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 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Let the collections at The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) and Flat 8 Gallery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Warwick Castle and Birmingham Back to Backs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Barnbury (in Winchcombe), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Charlecote Mill, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Coffin Works, and see the interesting displays at Cadbury World.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham tour planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Birmingham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

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.
Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The British Museum and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Big Ben, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our London trip planning app.

You can take a train from Birmingham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rotterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Madurodam and Old Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Panorama Mesdag. Step out of Rotterdam with an excursion to World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, browse the different shops at Markthal, and admire the striking features of Euromast.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Rotterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rotterdam is 1 hour. In June in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Enschede.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Enschede, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Rijksmuseum Twenthe and then look for all kinds of wild species at Het Lutterzand. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castle and gardens Twickel, then appreciate the history behind Holten Canadian War Cemetery, then go for a walk through Pleisterplaats De Barkel, and finally trek along De Dinkel.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Enschede day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Enschede in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 1 night

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
On the 5th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Flying Pins, then examine the collection at Philips Museum, then examine the collection at DAF Museum, and finally make a trip to St. Catharinakerk.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Eindhoven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lier.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Historic Sites

Lier, Belgium

— 2 nights
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Museum-lovers will get to explore Zimmer Tower and Fort Breendonk. Visit Beguinage and Saint Gummarus Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lier: Mining Museum Beringen (in Beringen), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and St. Rumbold's Cathedral (in Mechelen). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, admire the landmark architecture of Lier Historical Town, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lier online road trip planner.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Lier in 1.5 hours. In July in Lier, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, get a new perspective on nature at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, then explore the galleries of Stamps and Money Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Prince's Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monaco-Ville, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lier to Monaco-Ville. Traveling from Lier in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Monaco-Ville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prieure de Cayac and Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Hydrosphere Plongee (in Gujan-Mestras). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Maison de la Nature, walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monaco-Ville to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bordeaux when traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Nantes, France

— 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nantes holiday planner.

Drive from Bordeaux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nantes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nantes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Appreciate the collections at Birrunga Gallery & Dining and Montville Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Abbey Museum OF Art And Archaeology (in Caboolture). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Brisbane takes 24.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Brisbane is 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.