57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stop by Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Montmartre, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 3 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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, visit Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to New York City in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Washington DC, United States

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Washington DC to go to Lothian and see Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, and cruise along Grand Loop Road.

Plan trip to Yellowstone National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Point Reyes Station to see Point Reyes Safaris about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at USS Pampanito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Let the collections at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Parsons Memorial capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Seattle, United States

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kon-Tiki Museum and Vigeland Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, explore the activities along Oslofjord, examine the collection at Munch Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Oslo in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Oslo is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit cooler in Oslo: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Grote Markt. Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (Maria van Jessekerk & Old Church), Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Gravensteen will appeal to museum buffs. Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum & Belfry of Bruges), Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Ghent City Center) and Cathedral of Our Lady (in Antwerp). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planning tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Let the collections at Alte Pinakothek and BMW Welt capture your imagination. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein & St.Maria und Florian) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and steep yourself in history at Hubertusbrunnen.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich planner.

Fly from Brussels to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Musee Picasso and Musée Marc Chagall will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip planning app.

You can fly from Munich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 26th (Sun), ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne itinerary site.

Getting from Nice to Carcassonne by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites

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.

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.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Germany travel guide

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

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.