55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Chambery, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Moulins, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, Villa d'Este, &more) and Castello Orsini - Cesi - Borghese (in San Polo dei Cavalieri). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

6
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and San Francesco will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Duomo di Siena, &more), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia (in Lucignano d'Arbia). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chambery.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Chambery, France

Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Musee Savoisien, ponder the design of La Fontaine des Eléphants, then see the interesting displays at Hotel de Cordon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville Ancienne.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chambery online route planner.

Getting from Florence to Chambery by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florence in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Chambery. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Chambery

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Reims, France

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Remi, admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then admire the striking features of Mediatheque Jean Falala, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Reims driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chambery to Reims in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Chambery in June, things will get slightly colder in Reims: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums

5
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Grote Markt) and Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip app.

Drive from Reims to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Reims in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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 National Museum of Denmark. Get some historical perspective at Rosenborg Castle and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken). Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Stroeget, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take an in-depth tour of Krigsmuseet, and steep yourself in history at Kastellet.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning app.

Getting from Copenhagen to San Francisco by flight takes about 14 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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New York City, United States

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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 National Museum of Scotland. St Giles' Cathedral and Old Saint Paul's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Dundee (Pirate Boats & D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, view the masterpieces at Stills Gallery, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online journey builder.

Getting from New York City to Edinburgh by flight takes about 12 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. National Gallery and Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in London are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Paris, France

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday maker website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moulins.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Moulins, France

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale de Moulins, then examine the collection at CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene, and then contemplate the long history of Maison Mantin.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moulins vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Moulins takes 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 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Moulins

Historic Sites · Museums

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Nice, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nice attractions planning site.

Getting from Moulins to Nice by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Moulins in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

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.

Marne travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Architectural Buildings · Wine Tours & Tastings
Sipping champagne in Marne is not the only thing that this historic department in the Champagne-Ardenne region offers. You can visit the historical cathedral where the kings of France were traditionally crowned, go bird watching at one of the lakes or regional parks, or take a tour of a scenic wine route. If you love the outdoors, especially fishing and swimming, you'll love this department's abundant lakes and the river Marne. Of course, visiting champagne vineyards that produce the world-famous sparkling wine is a favorite activity on any vacation here.

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.

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.

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.

Allier travel guide

3.7
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Churches