59 days in Europe, South America, United States, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

59 days in Europe, South America, United States, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

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59 days in Europe, South America, United States, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

Start: Taiyuan, China
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Zaandam, Holland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
2
Coche Island, Venezuela
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
3
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
10
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
11
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
15
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
16
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
17
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Taiyuan, China

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Zaandam, Holland

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Windmillamsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Museum van het Nederlandse Uurwerk, examine the collection at Museumwinkel Albert Heijn, then see the interesting displays at Molenmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Streets of the World Photo Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Hembrugterrein.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zaandam attractions planner .

Taiyuan, China to Zaandam is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Taiyuan in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zaandam: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Molenmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Museum van het Nederlandse Uurwerk ©
Molenmuseum ©
Molenmuseum
Streets of the World Photo Museum ©

1
day
Coche Island, Venezuela

Coche Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coche Island trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zaandam to Coche Island. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Zaandam to Coche Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zaandam in April, things will get warmer in Coche Island: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Coche Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

1
night
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Aviario Nacional de Colombia, and then take a stroll through Bairro Getsemani. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de La Trinidad, wander the streets of Centro Historico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Fernandez Madrid, and finally stop by La Casa del Joyero.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena travel route tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coche Island to Cartagena. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Coche Island to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia
St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral ©

6
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park and Fort Christmas Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tampa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Homosassa) and Circle B Bar Reserve (in Lakeland). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, explore the activities along Three Sisters Springs, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greenwood Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orlando driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Orlando takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cartagena in April, things will get little chillier in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Titusville, Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Fort Christmas Historical Park, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Circle B Bar Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center ©
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing ©
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

3
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Hansen's Disease Museum and Gallier House. Evergreen Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Regional Military Museum (in Houma) and The Cajun Village (in Sorrento). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, and see the interesting displays at 1850 House.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Regional Military Museum, National Hansen's Disease Museum, Evergreen Plantation, The Cajun Village, St. Joseph Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
The Cajun Village ©
The Cajun Village
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

5
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dublin Gulch and Gold Butte National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Counts Kustoms and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum (in Death Valley Junction) and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (in Alamo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, don't miss a visit to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, take in the pleasant sights at Cathedral Canyon, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip website .

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness, Dublin Gulch, Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum, Gold Butte National Monument, Cathedral Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Faith's Anglican Church and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Ohinemutu and Government Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, take in the natural beauty of Waimangu Cauldron, wander the streets of Eat Street, and experience the excitement of 3D Trick Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Rotorua. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 20 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Rotorua are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Highlights from your plan
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

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nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hollyford Track and Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory and National Transport and Toy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Wanaka Lavender Farm (in Wanaka), Milford sound Hwy (in Milford Sound) and The Chasm Walk (in Te Anau). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, grab your bike and head to Queenstown Trail, contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arrowtown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, The Chasm Walk, Hollyford Track
Highlights from your plan
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
National Transport and Toy Museum ©
National Transport and Toy Museum

2
nights
Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, then contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cotter Reserve, browse the exhibits of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, make a trip to Civic Square, then explore the world behind art at Canberra Museum and Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra journey maker app .

Fly from Queenstown to Canberra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
National Bonsai & Penjing Collection ©

1
night
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, and then kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, walk around Plett Puzzle Park, then explore the galleries of Porcupine Ceramics, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Plettenberg Bay takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Canberra to Plettenberg Bay, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Plettenberg Bay reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Porcupine Ceramics ©
Porcupine Ceramics
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

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nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Trinity Church and International Museum of Vodka. Visit Temple of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevskiy and Livu Square for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Tervete Nature Park in Tervete (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The World of Hat Museum, explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Railway History Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Plettenberg Bay to Riga. In May, Riga is a bit cooler than Plettenberg Bay - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tervete Nature Park, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Tervete Nature Park ©
Tervete Nature Park

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbazia di San Martino al Cimino and Civita Castellana Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Stanze di Raffaello and Welcome to Rome. Venture out of the city with trips to Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre & Palazzo dei Papi). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, and contemplate the long history of Domus Aurea.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

Getting from Riga to Rome by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Viterbo, Vatican City, Civita Castellana Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Villa Farnesina ©
Villa Farnesina
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci and Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Val d'Orcia and Museo Ducati. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera), Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina (in Pisa) and Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Felicita.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence online itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Calci, Tuscany, Bologna, Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Museo Ducati
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Piaggio Museum ©
Piaggio Museum

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Let the collections at Villa Contarini and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia and Palazzo Mocenigo. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Castello Cini Monselice (in Monselice), Padua (Piazza dei Signori, Basilica di Santa Giustina, & more) and Vicenza (Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico & Villa Valmarana ai Nani). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvador, wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, and admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder website .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Vicenza, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, Castello Cini Monselice, Villa Contarini
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg, test your problem-solving skills at Insolit'Pro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean, then steep yourself in history at Aubette (L'), then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, and finally make a trip to La Popartiserie. On the next day, walk around Parc de la Citadelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, explore the galleries of Musee zoologique, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Decorative Arts, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau Musee Vodou, and finally admire the striking features of Eglise du Temple-Neuf.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Strasbourg by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, Strasbourg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg ©
Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg
Eglise Saint-Jean ©
Eglise Saint-Jean
Musee zoologique ©
Musee zoologique

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum on the Mound and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two will appeal to museum buffs. Dryburgh Abbey and Old Calton Burial Ground will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen), Castle Campbell (in Dollar) and Dunblane Cathedral (in Dunblane). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Cuthbert's Parish Church, see the interesting displays at Writers' Museum, steep yourself in history at Bakehouse Close, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Strasbourg to Edinburgh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dryburgh Abbey, Castle Campbell, Traquair House & Brewery, Dunblane Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Castle Campbell ©
Castle Campbell
Traquair House & Brewery ©
Traquair House & Brewery
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Crypt of Lastingham Church and ARC Archaeological Resource Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Ampleforth Abbey and Byland Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (in Leeds), Dorman Museum (in Middlesbrough) and Kirkleatham Museum (in Redcar). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at York Mansion House, contemplate the long history of The Red Tower, get engrossed in the history at Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Centre, and get a new perspective on nature at Cliffe Castle Museum & Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our York visit planning tool .

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Keighley, St. Mary's Church Beverley, Crypt of Lastingham Church, Bradford Industrial Museum, Dorman Museum
Highlights from your plan
Byland Abbey ©
Byland Abbey
Ampleforth Abbey ©
Ampleforth Abbey
St. Mary's Church Beverley ©
St. Mary's Church Beverley

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