55 days in Europe, United States, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Europe, United States, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Vaxjo, Sweden
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Bus to Nice, Fly to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive to Tenerife Norte Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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Atlanta, United States
— 3 nights
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Tucson, United States
— 2 nights
Bus to 44th St, Fly to Calgary
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Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
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Trondheim, Norway

— 1 night
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral, wander the streets of Bakklandet, then learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, then examine the collection at Erkebispegarden (Archbishop's Palace), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tyholttarnet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Bymarka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Munkholmen batteri, then examine the collection at Rockheim, then take in the views from Old Town Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Trondheim day trip planning website.

Cairns, Australia to Trondheim is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Cairns in June, things will get little chillier in Trondheim: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, browse the exhibits of Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Trondheim to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Trondheim in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaxjo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaxjo, Sweden

— 1 night
Växjö is a city and the seat of Växjö Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden. On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Swedish Glass Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaxjo Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Teleborg Castle.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vaxjo travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Vaxjo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vaxjo

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Grote Markt. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester (in Westzaan), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Cathedral of Saint Bavo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Vaxjo to Amsterdam with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally look for gifts at Barenland.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uferpromenade Weggis and Augusta Raurica. Venture out of the city with trips to Wartenberg (in Muttenz), Basel (Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel Minster, &more) and Burgdorfer Altstadt (in Burgdorf). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, steep yourself in history at Zahringerbrunnen, and get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Casa di Giulietta. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco are in your itinerary. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Piazza delle Erbe, &more), Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina) and Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, discover the deep blue sea with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan travel planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in June, with highs in Milan at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

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 Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip planner.

Fly from Milan to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 3rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, make a trip to Prince's Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Rome to Monte-Carlo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monte-Carlo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll explore and learn at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and Prieure de Cayac. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, browse for treasures at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Bordeaux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, Bordeaux is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

— 4 nights

Festival Capital of the Canary Islands

The lively port of Santa Cruz offers the convenience of a modern city while maintaining its laid-back island appeal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Centro de visitantes Telesforo Bravo and Centro de Fotografia. Iglesia De San Pedro and Parroquia Matriz Nuestra Señora Concepción - Santa Cruz will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Plaza de Patrona de Canarias (in Candelaria), Santuario Del Sagrado Hermano Pedro (in Vilaflor) and Taganana (in Taganana). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parque Rural de Anaga, find something for the whole family at ARTlandya, take a memorable tour with Sailing Excursion Gulliver, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz de Tenerife sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Santa Cruz de Tenerife takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bordeaux to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Cruz de Tenerife when traveling from Bordeaux in July, with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Atlanta.

Things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlanta, United States

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Booth Western Art Museum and Little White House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at National Center for Civil and Human Rights and College Football Hall of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain) and Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange). There's much more to do: trek along Constitution Lakes, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta History Center, contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakland Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Atlanta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Atlanta. When traveling from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Atlanta, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tucson, United States

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, and then examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Tucson by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Tucson due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calgary.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Calgary, Canada

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, then get a new perspective on nature at Bow Habitat Station & Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, and finally see what you can catch with Shallow Water Drift Co. - Day Boat Trips. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo, then take a memorable tour with Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Calgary Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tucson to Calgary takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Calgary reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 4 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.
Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Opal Museum and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Seaview Art Gallery (in Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, examine the collection at Pioneer Cottage Buderim, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Calgary to Brisbane in 20 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from Calgary in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.