55 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train to Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Washington Dulles
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tampa, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dortmund
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Dortmund, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Auxerre
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Auxerre, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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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.
The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from London: East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, make a trip to Big Ben, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning tool.

Brighton and Hove to London is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Conwy Castle and World Museum. Get some cultural insight at Walker Art Gallery and Caernarfon Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy), St Grwst Church (in Llanrwst) and Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Battlefield Falconry Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Chirk Railway Viaduct, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool holiday planner.

Getting from London to Liverpool by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lakeland Motor Museum and Eyam Plague Village Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chatsworth House and Manchester Cathedral. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands (in Grange-over-Sands) and Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence (in Eyam). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, take an in-depth tour of Manchester Jewish Museum, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and examine the collection at National Football Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Appreciate the collections at Beamish Museum and The Biscuit Factory. Visit Durham Cathedral and The Quayside for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Riverside Falconry, steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, snap pictures at High Level Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne trip maker.

You can drive from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Washington DC, United States

— 5 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Wild Bird Center (in Annapolis) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip tool.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Washington DC by combination of train and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June, expect Washington DC to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampa, United States

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Pepper Creek Pottery. Wat Mongkolrata Temple and Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Tampa to go to Crystal River and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Tampa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then contemplate the long history of Annenberg Community Beach House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in June, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Change things up with a short trip to Art on Cairncross in Maleny (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

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

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane takes 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bellbird dell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Church.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 12th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo tour planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Monte-Carlo by combination of flight and bus takes about 26 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Monte-Carlo at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Friedhof Fluntern and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Hofkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Zurich, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dortmund.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dortmund, Germany

— 4 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern and Ostfriedhof Dortmund. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marienkirche and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. Venture out of the city with trips to LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten (in Xanten), Museum Folkwang (in Essen) and Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Binarium, walk around Westfalenpark, take an in-depth tour of Mahn- und Gedenkstatte Steinwache, and explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dortmund road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Zurich to Dortmund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Dortmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, make a trip to Anne Frank House, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Dortmund to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auxerre.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Auxerre, France

— 1 night
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Pontigny, then explore the world behind art at Musee Saint-Germain, and finally do a tasting at Chablis Vititours.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Auxerre travel route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amsterdam to Auxerre. In July in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by car from Auxerre to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

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.