58 days in Europe, South America & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, South America & United States Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 6 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Nancy
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Nancy, France
— 2 nights
Train to Luxembourg, Gare Rocade, Fly to Manchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Breda, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Milan
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Caracas, Venezuela
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Cali, Colombia
— 1 night
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Houston, United States
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Lyon, France

— 4 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Les Glacieres de Sylans are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Beaune (La Cave de l'Ange Gardien & Galeries Bartoux Beaune), Les Pertes de le Valserine (in Bellegarde sur Valserine) and Annecy Lake Safari (in Annecy). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon visit planner.

Taiyuan, China to Lyon is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Taiyuan to Lyon, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taiyuan in October since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Appreciate the collections at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee d'Aquitaine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Lascaux Caves 4 (in Montignac). The adventure continues: stroll through Maison de la Nature, make a trip to The Water Mirror, admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bordeaux tour planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 6 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures), Trolib (in Cassis) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, visit Le Suquet, wander the streets of The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nancy, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, stroll through L'enclos des Cigognes, then contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nancy trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Marseille to Nancy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in October, things will get a bit cooler in Nancy: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Chatsworth House and York Shambles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: The Wonkey Donkey Visitors Centre (in Knottingley), York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, stroll through Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester route maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nancy to Manchester in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 6 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 appreciate The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Coda Falconry, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London trip app.

You can fly from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Eindhoven.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of De Blob, examine the collection at Philips Museum, then examine the collection at DAF Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catharinakerk.

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You can fly from London to Eindhoven in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Eindhoven due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Grote Markt. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem) and Delft (Old Church, Nieuwe Kerk, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Breda.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Breda, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kasteel Van Breda, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Kilometer, then see the interesting displays at Breda's Begijnhof Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Joostkapel Breda, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Polski Cmentarz Wojskowy W Bredzie.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Breda road trip app.

Drive from Amsterdam to Breda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Breda

Historic Sites · Museums

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona. Castello Sforzesco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Egizio (in Turin), Scooter & Lambretta (in Rodano) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Casa di Giulietta). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Breda to Milan. November in Milan sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Caracas.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Caracas, Venezuela

— 1 night

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, get a taste of the local shopping with Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, and then browse the exhibits of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Caracas tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Caracas takes 16 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Caracas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, Villa d'Este, &more) and Antico Presente (in Blera). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Rome takes 14.5 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Caracas to Rome due to the time zone difference. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Cali.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Cali, Colombia

— 1 night

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 21st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de San Antonio and then examine the collection at Museo Aereo Fenix.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cali online travel route planner.

Fly from Rome to Cali in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Rome in November, you will find days in Cali are warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums

Houston, United States

— 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cockrell Butterfly Center and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 1892 Bishop's Palace and The Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Seawall & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Houston takes 10 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cali to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cali in November, things will get little chillier in Houston: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.