56 days in Europe, Canada, United States & South America Itinerary

56 days in Europe, Canada, United States & South America Itinerary

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
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San Jose, United States
— 7 nights
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Barranquilla, Colombia
— 6 nights
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Manizales, Colombia
— 1 night
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Cali, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Rosario, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Airborne Cemetery and DAF Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kroller-Muller Museum and Philips Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch), Glider Collection Wolfheze (in Wolfheze) and Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, don't miss a visit to St. Catharinakerk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eindhoven day trip planning site.

Valkenswaard to Eindhoven is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toronto, Canada

— 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Ontario Museum and Hockey Hall of Fame. The Distillery District and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Journey Behind the Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to CN Tower and take a stroll through Kensington Market.

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

Traveling by flight from Eindhoven to Toronto takes 10.5 hours. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Eindhoven to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Eindhoven in June since evenings lows in Toronto dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Jose.

Things to do in Toronto

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

San Jose, United States

— 7 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Rodin Sculpture Garden and Children's Discovery Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Canepa Motorsports Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Gallery by the Sea Carmel (in Carmel), Cantor Arts Center (in Palo Alto) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to San Jose takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Jose due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barranquilla, Colombia

— 6 nights

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Parroquia Santa Bernardita. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Caribe and Museo Mapuka. Step out of Barranquilla to go to Puerto Colombia and see Castillo de Salgar, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Villa Country, take in the dramatic natural features at Bocas de Cenizas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina de Barranquilla.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barranquilla itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Jose to Barranquilla. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In June, Barranquilla is a bit warmer than San Jose - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Manizales.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Manizales, Colombia

— 1 night
A major center of education and commerce, Manizales also serves as one of the hubs of coffee production in Colombia.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Recinto del Pensamiento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary, then make a trip to Manizales Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Corredor Polaco Basilica De Manilzales.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manizales trip planner.

You can fly from Barranquilla to Manizales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Barranquilla in June: highs in Manizales hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cali.

Things to do in Manizales

Historic Sites · Parks

Cali, Colombia

— 3 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
On the 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Ermita, see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey, then get a dose of the wild on Andoke, and then examine the collection at Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cali journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Manizales to Cali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Manizales in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cali: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rosario.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Rosario, Argentina

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Argentine Flag

Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia MarIa Auxiliadora, then stroll around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, then examine the collection at Museo Municipal De Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino, and finally examine the collection at Children's Museum Alto Rosario.

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Traveling by flight from Cali to Rosario takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cali to Rosario is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cali in June: high temperatures in Rosario hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rosario

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Reserva Natural Urbana in Castelar, approximately Castelar away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online attractions planner.

You can fly from Rosario to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rosario in June, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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 Nieuwe Kerk. Get a sense of the local culture at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Panorama Mesdag. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen (in De Heen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhoonse grienden.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Rotterdam takes 16.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect Rotterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

— 5 nights
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. You'll explore and learn at Museummolen Schermer and Marinemuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kaeskoppenstad and Klim naar de hemel. Explore Alkmaar's surroundings by going to Enkhuizen (Zuiderzeemuseum & Rijksmonument Snouck van Loosenhuis uit 1742) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Duinreservaat Castricum, and ponder the world of politics at Alkmaar City Hall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Alkmaar trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Alkmaar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alkmaar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Heerenveen.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heerenveen, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Heerenveen is a town and municipality in the province of Friesland (Fryslan), in the north of the Netherlands.HistoryThe town was established in 1551 by three lords as a location for the purpose of digging peat which was used for fuel, hence the name (heer is "lord", veen is "peat"). Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and D53. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum) and Museum Belvedere. Explore Heerenveen's surroundings by going to Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte), Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 (in Sneek) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at National park Dwingelderveld. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hunebed D54 bij Havelte.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Heerenveen online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alkmaar to Heerenveen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heerenveen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Heerenveen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum), Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)) and Tafelbergheide (in Blaricum). There's lots more to do: walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Heerenveen to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.