55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Savannah, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Moulins, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and make a trip to The Markt.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Antwerp to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Antwerp in June, you will find days in Bruges are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
National Gallery and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Banqueting House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the London route planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to London. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

St. Helier, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
On the 11th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, see majestic marine mammals with Jersey Seafaris, and then step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liberation Square Sculture, then explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helier road trip website.

Traveling by flight from London to St. Helier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Savannah, United States

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Webb Military Museum and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Savannah Historic District and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Hilton Head) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savannah day trip site.

Explore your travel options from St. Helier to Savannah with the Route module. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from St. Helier in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Savannah: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Step out of New York City with an excursion to Sands Point Preserve in Port Washington--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Ellis Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner.

Getting from Savannah to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savannah in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh) and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Edinburgh takes 12 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Van Gogh Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg), Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft) and Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Stroeget. Visit Rosenborg Castle and Our Saviour's Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, and look for all kinds of wild species at Planetstien Hvidovre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit The Dresden Zwinger and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie for their historical value. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Berlin to go to Dresden and see Katholische Hofkirche, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stolpersteine in Berlin, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Alte Pinakothek and BMW Welt. Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich journey planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Nice, France

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. You'll explore and learn at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, make a trip to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip tool.

You can fly from Munich to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in July, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moulins.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Moulins, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de Balaine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise du Sacre-Ceour de Moulins, examine the collection at CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene, then examine the collection at Musee de la Visitation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale de Moulins.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moulins trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nice to Moulins in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Moulins, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Moulins

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Moulins to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels journey planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Jersey travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Castles · Zoos
The biggest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is a self-governing British dependency noted for its long scenic coastline dotted with sandy beaches and overlooked by rugged cliffs. Walking and cycling are popular outdoor activities on the island’s tranquil roads and rustic trails. With a rich heritage and a strong spirit of independence, the island boasts numerous local museums and historical sites. High earnings, zero inheritance taxes, and a mild climate make Jersey a popular offshore finance center, with tourism, banking, and dairy providing a healthy backbone for the robust local economy. The fastest way to explore the island may be by car, but be mindful of the speed limits on the narrow country roads that twist and turn between the sprawling fields and dairy farms.

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Allier travel guide

3.7
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Churches