56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Vicenza, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vercelli, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Wageningen
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Glendale
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Glendale, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Drive to Le Mans City
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Le Mans City, France
— 6 nights
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Nimes, France
— 3 nights
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Dijon, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 5 nights
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Train to Saint-Louis, Shuttle to Basel, Fly to Rome

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Vicenza, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Piazza dei Signori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Valmarana ai Nani, and finally shop like a local with Fondazione Bisazza.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vicenza trip itinerary website.

Rome to Vicenza is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Vicenza to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vercelli.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vercelli, Italy

— 2 nights
Vercelli , is a city and comune of 46.552 inhabitants in the Province of Vercelli, Piedmont, northern Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salone Dugentesco and Piazza Cavour. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Sant'Andrea and Seminario Arcivescovile. Get out of town with these interesting Vercelli side-trips: Candelo (La Baraggia di Candelo & Ricetto di Candelo), Chiesa di San Sebastiano (in Biella) and Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rice Paddies Po River, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardo, and admire the striking features of Torre dell'Angelo.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vercelli trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vicenza to Vercelli in 3 hours. Traveling from Vicenza in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Vercelli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wageningen.

Things to do in Vercelli

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Wageningen, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. On the 6th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Groot Tuighuis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, and finally stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Glider Collection Wolfheze and then examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wageningen online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vercelli to Wageningen. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vercelli in June; daily highs in Wageningen reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Wageningen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Kijk-Kubus will appeal to museum buffs. Grote Markt and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Madurodam (in The Hague) and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Wageningen to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Birmingham.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Warwick Castle and Blists Hill Victorian Town. You'll explore and learn at Cadbury World and Winterbourne House and Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Tewkesbury (Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures & Tewkesbury Abbey), Coalbrookdale (Loamhole Dingle & The Darby Houses) and Llanthony Secunda Priory (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, stroll the grounds of Key Hill Cemetery, make a trip to Brindleyplace, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Rotterdam to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rotterdam to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Merseyside Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool will appeal to museum buffs. Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and World Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Conwy (Llangelynin Old Church, Conwy Castle, &more), Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, and view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Liverpool trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Birmingham to Liverpool in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. Visit York City Walls and Chatsworth House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to York (York Minster & York Castle Museum), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Holy Trinity Parish Church (in Ashford-in-the-Water). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, explore the engaging exhibits at Clayton Hall Museum, and explore the galleries of Contemporary Six.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planning app.

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sunderland.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sunderland, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Get some cultural insight at Durham Cathedral and Beamish Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Souter Lighthouse and The Leas and Helmsley All Saints Church. Venture out of the city with trips to National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), Durham Riverside Walk (in Durham) and World of James Herriot (in Thirsk). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, pause for some photo ops at The Angel of the North, and explore the ancient world of St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sunderland day trip site.

Getting from Manchester to Sunderland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sunderland, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glendale.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Glendale, United States

— 2 nights
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Rare Earth Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gramma Lizards and The Bible Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Glendale side-trips: Vulture Peak Trail (in Wickenburg) and Spur Cross Ranch (in Cave Creek). There's much more to do: make a trip to Westgate Entertainment District, make a splash at Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Phoenix, and gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sunderland to Glendale. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sunderland to Glendale. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Sunderland in June: high temperatures in Glendale hover around 48°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Glendale

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and National Museum of Denmark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Stroeget, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glendale to Copenhagen. The time zone difference when traveling from Glendale to Copenhagen is 8 hours. In July, Copenhagen is much colder than Glendale - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Odense, Denmark

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at The Funen Village, explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Svanninge Bjerge. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hindsgavl Dyrehave, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lyt til marsvin.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Odense trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fredenskirken, then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Moellevangskirken. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

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Drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Le Mans City, France

— 6 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Let the collections at Chateau de Chenonceau and Carre Plantagenet capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chambord and Bayeux War Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Mans City: Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais (in Autreche), Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Pierre La Cour, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de la Visitation, and appreciate the history behind Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Le Mans City online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aarhus to Le Mans City. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aarhus in July: highs in Le Mans City hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nimes.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Nimes, France

— 3 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and CACN - Centre d'Art Contemporain de Nimes. Palais des Papes and La Maison Carree are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nimes: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Romanite.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nimes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Le Mans City to Nimes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Le Mans City in July, expect Nimes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dijon, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere, don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then walk along Owl's Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dijon trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Nimes to Dijon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nimes in July; daily highs in Dijon reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Colmar, France

— 5 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
You'll explore and learn at Musée d'Unterlinden and Musee Bartholdi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Eglise St-Martin. Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Ecomusee d'Alsace (in Ungersheim), Mulhouse (Cite de l'Automobile & Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer) and La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to Statue of Liberty, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, and examine the collection at Musee du Jouet.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar online trip planner.

Take a train from Dijon to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Colmar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.