58 days in Europe, Africa & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, Africa & United States Itinerary

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58 days in Europe, Africa & United States Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  5​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  7​h 45​min
6
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Algiers, Algeria
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
10
Karima, Sudan
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
11
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
13
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
14
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
16
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. Let the collections at Topography of Terror and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin driving holiday planner .

Helsinki, Finland to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace capture your imagination. St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Prague, make a side trip to see Cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town Square, steep yourself in history at The Powder Tower, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip site .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kalemegdan.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade holiday planner .

Getting from Prague to Belgrade by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, expect Belgrade to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Belgrade to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Belgrade in August, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): shop like a local with Gibraltar Crystal, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Apes Den, then learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels, and finally enjoy the sea views from Europa Point.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Florence to Gibraltar in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gibraltar, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Europa Point ©
Europa Point
Grand Casemates Square ©
Grand Casemates Square
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Cerralbo will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, identify plant and animal life at Safari de Madrid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and stroll around Retiro Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Gibraltar to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Gibraltar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, and admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica).

Discover how to plan a Barcelona trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, see the interesting displays at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Rue Didouche Mourad, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Algiers driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Algiers in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Algiers are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Karima.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers ©

few
hours
Karima, Sudan

Karima ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Necropolis of Nuri, stroll the grounds of El Kurru Tombs, and then delve into the distant past at Gebel Barkal.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Karima online travel route planner .

Getting from Algiers to Karima by combination of flight and car takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Algiers to Karima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Karima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Necropolis of Nuri
Highlights from your plan
Gebel Barkal ©
Gebel Barkal
El Kurru Tombs ©
El Kurru Tombs
Necropolis of Nuri ©
Necropolis of Nuri

1
night
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and finally explore the galleries of Inema Art Center.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Karima to Kigali in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Kigali, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre
Ntarama Church ©
Ntarama Church

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Gravensteen Castle & Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve) and Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Kigali to Brussels in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kigali in September, things will get slightly colder in Brussels: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see The Trianons & The Hamlet about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from London to Smarden to see The Big Cat Sanctuary about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Clarence House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip site .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, take a memorable tour with Tours, and visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel route builder site .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St Fillans Church, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday builder site .

Getting from Edinburgh to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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