56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning website.

Saskatoon, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Saskatoon to Amsterdam, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saskatoon in March, you will find days in Amsterdam are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are warmer (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St Michael's Bridge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Friet Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges tour planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Magritte Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Change things up with a short trip to Molsbroek in Lokeren (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium, discover the deep blue sea with Relax Divers Meise, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip site.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Adventure

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and visit Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip maker.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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 a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and La Croisette. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes (in Cannes). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Nice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 23rd (Tue), gain insight at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, then examine the collection at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of House of the Black Heads, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riga trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Riga by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Riga is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melbourne, Australia

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip site.

You can fly from Riga to Melbourne in 25 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Melbourne is 8 hours. In March, Melbourne is warmer than Riga - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 5 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.
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Las Vegas, United States

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then wander the streets of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Las Vegas in 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 6 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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip website.

You can fly from New York City to Edinburgh in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and St Anne's Church, Baslow. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chatsworth House and York Minster. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our York itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

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.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

United States travel guide

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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.