56 days in Europe, United States & Canada Itinerary

56 days in Europe, United States & Canada Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
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Key West, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper National Park
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Algiers in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or FAO Schwarz. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip tool.

You can fly from London to New York City in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Key West, United States

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Shop till you drop at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Isle Cook Key West. Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, make a trip to Truman Little White House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Key West - with highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Las Vegas, United States

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Seattle, United States

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Bellevue Square, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 4 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Friends of Jasper National Park and Our Native Land. You'll explore and learn at Jasper Art Gallery and Mountain Galleries. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake, head outdoors with Old Fort Point, and stroll through Marmot Basin Ski Area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jasper National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Jasper National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Jasper National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Jasper National Park at 20°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin day trip planner.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Berlin by combination of bus and flight takes about 19 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Jasper National Park to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chora Museum and Topkapi Palace. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul travel planner.

Fly from Berlin to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Berlin to Istanbul. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Shop till you drop at ALEFBET and Trevimage. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome journey planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.