56 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

56 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Newark
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Armidale, Australia
— 1 night
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Bathurst, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Geelong, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
The Roman Baths and Museum of the Jewellery Quarter will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Tewkesbury Abbey and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Church of St Michael (in Lapworth) and Warwick Castle (in Warwick). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, explore the world behind art at Flat 8 Gallery, steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, and make a trip to The Model Village.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham online road trip planner.

Brighton and Hove to Birmingham is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Birmingham are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 3 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 Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool are in your itinerary. Conwy Castle and The Beatles Story will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints & Smallest House in Britain), Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris) and Chester (Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens & Chester Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of World Museum, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

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Drive from Birmingham to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lakeland Motor Museum and Manchester Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at York Castle Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Jorvik Viking Centre (in York), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Peak Mountaineering, have fun and explore at Clayton Hall Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Six, and get curious at Science and Industry Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Manchester travel route planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Manchester sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Get some cultural insight at Durham Cathedral and Beamish Museum. Appreciate the collections at The Discovery Museum and Great North Museum: Hancock. Change things up with a short trip to Durham Castle in Durham (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Falconry, take a stroll through The Quayside, contemplate the long history of Victoria Tunnel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.

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You can drive from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Let the collections at Griffith Observatory and GRAMMY Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hollyhock House, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (27°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Armidale, Australia

— 1 night
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 30th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral, explore the world behind art at New England Regional Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place, and finally examine the collection at McCrossin's Mill Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Armidale online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Armidale with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Armidale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bathurst.

Things to do in Armidale

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bathurst, Australia

— 3 nights
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John, then steep yourself in history at Hartley Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Wallerawang Station. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Motor Racing Museum, walk around Machattie Park, then examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral Bathurst.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bathurst trip maker site.

You can drive from Armidale to Bathurst in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Bathurst

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Geelong, Australia

— 3 nights
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. National Wool Museum and Steampacket Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Geelong with an excursion to Sea All Dolphin Swims in Queenscliff--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, and test your team's savvy at Escape Room Geelong.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Geelong day trip app.

You can fly from Bathurst to Geelong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Geelong are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Hofkirche. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Geelong to Zurich. Traveling from Geelong to Zurich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Geelong in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and finally contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Zurich to Monte-Carlo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. In April, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Visit Arc de Triomphe and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Metz.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Place Saint Jacques, make a trip to Gare de Metz-Ville, then see the interesting displays at Centre Pompidou-Metz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Le Temple Neuf, and finally admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

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Getting from Paris to Metz by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Cologne, Germany

— 1 day

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cologne driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Metz to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

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.