59 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

59 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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59 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Metabief, France
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
14
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
15
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
16
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Metabief, France

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frick Collection and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder tool .

Metabief, France to New York City is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Metabief to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Newseum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jackson Square and Oak Alley Plantation. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New Orleans vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Washington DC to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Musee Mecanique. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Kastellet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Copenhagen by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Copenhagen is 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Get some cultural insight at Den Gamle By and Old Town in Aarhus. Popular historic sites such as Tilst Kirke and Todbjerg Kirke are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lystrup Kirke, explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aarhus tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Aarhus are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topography of Terror and Pergamonmuseum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online tour planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Aarhus to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get some cultural insight at Frauenkirche and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Visit The Dresden Zwinger and Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz for their historical value. Take a break from Dresden with a short trip to Goethe National Museum in Weimar, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche, learn about all things military at Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer, and explore the galleries of Museum Festung Dresden.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden route maker website .

You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dresden are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goethe National Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Bamberg Altstadt and Town Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Fortress Marienberg, & more) and St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) (in Rothenburg). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Historische Strassenbahndepot St. Peter in Nurnberg, don't miss a visit to Stadtmauer, and see the interesting displays at Merks Motor Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg Altstadt
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church. Schloss Hohenschwangau and Nymphenburg Palace will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at BMW Museum, explore the world behind art at Neue Pinakothek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Landsgemeindeplatz. Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Schachmuseum (in Kriens), Appenzell (Kunstmuseum Appenzell, Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, & more) and Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch (in Urnaesch). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Appenzell, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, Landsgemeindeplatz, Schachmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, then admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Highlights from your plan
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

4
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 Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce. Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena), Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Le mura di Lucca, Piazza Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Cupola di San Pietro. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Castello Estense in Ferrara, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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