58 days in United States, Canada & Europe Itinerary

58 days in United States, Canada & Europe Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Poschiavo, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Los Angeles, United States

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at 26-Mile Bike Path and Temescal Gateway Park. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Autry Museum of the American West. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Cairns, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego, United States

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Cabrillo Tide Pools, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

San Francisco, United States

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get outdoors at Marin Headlands and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and explore the galleries of USS Pampanito.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app.

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Museum of Anthropology and Lighthouse Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Britannia Mine Museum and Deep Cove are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Granville Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Vancouver by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in November; daily highs in Vancouver reach 11°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nottingham.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Nottingham, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Wollaton Hall and Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, then take an in-depth tour of National Justice Museum, and finally examine the collection at William Booth Birthplace Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hawks Of Steele and then look for all kinds of wild species at Charnwood Forest Alpacas.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nottingham travel route website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vancouver to Nottingham in 15 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Nottingham is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and Birds City (La Cite des Oiseaux) will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Carnot, explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online route maker.

Fly from Nottingham to Carcassonne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nottingham to Carcassonne. Traveling from Nottingham in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Avignon, France

— 5 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Musee Calvet. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Angladon and Galerie Boutique John Gormsen. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the galleries of Musee du Petit Palais, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Symphorien, and get a new perspective on nature at Musee Requien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Marseille, France

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Let the collections at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marseille attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Matisse capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Strasbourg, France

— 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get outdoors at NaturoparC - Hunawihr and La Volerie des Aigles. Get some cultural insight at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and MM Park France. Go for a jaunt from Strasbourg to Mulhouse to see Cite de l'Automobile about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nice to Strasbourg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Strasbourg hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Switzerland

— 1 night
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, get engrossed in the history at Elsener Messerschmied AG, then examine the collection at The Polish Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapperswil route planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Rapperswil by car takes about 3 hours. In December in Rapperswil, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Poschiavo.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Poschiavo, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. On the 24th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, then examine the collection at Segantini Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Poschiavo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rapperswil to Poschiavo takes 3 hours. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olomouc.

Things to do in Poschiavo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Olomouc, Czech Republic

— 1 night

Pearl on a Green Pillow

Although it contains one of the Czech Republic's oldest and largest protected historical zones, Olomouc remains one of country's least-explored cities.
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Archdiocesan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala sv. Vaclava, then make a trip to Astronomical Clock, and finally appreciate the history behind Holy Trinity Column.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olomouc online route builder.

Traveling by car from Poschiavo to Olomouc takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Olomouc, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pardubice.

Things to do in Olomouc

Historic Sites · Museums

Pardubice, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Pardubice is a city in the Czech Republic. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Italian Court, see the interesting displays at Bohemian Museum of Silver, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Barbara's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of Assumption, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Zamecka.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pardubice attractions site.

Getting from Olomouc to Pardubice by car takes about 2 hours. In December, Pardubice is somewhat warmer than Olomouc - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pardubice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.

Nottinghamshire travel guide

4.1
Nightlife · Architectural Buildings · Spas
Steeped in history and culture, Nottinghamshire is known around the world for the legend of Robin Hood. The county's famous Sherwood Forest is a popular place to explore all year round, and the modern city of Nottingham is a bustling regional center with several trendy suburbs. Storytelling is in the locals' blood, with notable local authors including D.H. Lawrence and Lord Byron. Explore the region's big city or one of the smaller market towns to enjoy fine dining and numerous shopping options, or venture into the surrounding countryside to admire the county's renowned natural wonders, stately homes, scenic villages, and historic sites dating back to the Roman era.

Occitanie travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Grand Est travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings

Canton of St. Gallen travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Thermal Spas · Zoos
Defined by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803, the Canton of St. Gallen connects Switzerland to Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein at its borders. The region serves as a hub for culture and education in Europe, and is home to two World Heritage Sites: the Abbey of St. Gall, with its Baroque cathedral and vast library, and the thrust fault formation in the Alps. The university puts special emphasis on economic science, which complements the canton's prevalent industries of optical goods, pyrotechnics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Stroll through the Old Town of the regional capital, St. Gallen, browse the handsome boutiques, or pull up a chair at a quaint cafe. Tourist attractions include thermal spas, water parks, museums, and winter sports facilities aplenty.

Canton of Graubunden travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Ski Areas
Below perfectly blue skies lies the largest canton of Switzerland, Graubünden. This diverse region is the only officially trilingual canton, and the only one where Romansh has official status alongside Italian and German. Graubünden boasts three World Heritage Sites: the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and the Rhaetian Railway. In addition to the high density of medieval castles, ruins, and Romanesque-painted ceilings, you'll find natural attractions like extensive glaciers and soaring elevations, where visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and recuperating at one of the many spas. Additonal attractions include horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot-air balloon trips, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, snow golf, and a tour down the Olympic bobsled run. Cozy up with a traditional beef delicacy, plate of dumplings, or nut and honey pie at one of the elegant hotels.

Olomouc Region travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Monuments
Take a trip to the Olomuc Region and immerse yourself in a world of diversity, ranging from urban sights to some of the Czech Republic's most serene nature reserves. The region's capital city of Olomuc is renowned for its baroque architecture and numerous historical buildings. It is also a university center, full of youthful energy and offering a rich cultural scene and buzzing nightlife. Outside the city, you'll find a landscape dotted with castles and chateaus, as well as a selection of smaller towns and villages, many of which preserve local customs and a traditional way of life. Jeseníky Mountains with their pristine nature provide outdoorsy travelers with a selection of things to do, such as cycling and hiking during the summer, and skiing in the wintertime.

Pardubice Region travel guide

4.5
Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Castles
Pardubice Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located mainly in the eastern part of its historical region of Bohemia, with a small part in northwestern Moravia. It is named after its capital Pardubice. As an administrative unit, Pardubice Region has in the course of history existed three times. It was established for the first time in 1850, and extended from Český Brod to the Bohemian-Moravian border. In its second existence, it was one of 19 regions as they were set between 1949 and 1960. After 1960, Pardubice became the capital of Pardubice district, which made part of the Eastern Bohemian Region . The Pardubice Region as it is now was reestablished in 2000.Administrative divisionsThe Pardubice Region is divided into 4 districts: Chrudim District Pardubice District Svitavy District Ústí nad Orlicí District There are a total of 451 municipalities in the region (as of 2011). Among these are 15 municipalities with extended powers and 26 municipalities with a delegated municipal office. Thirty-two of the municipalities are classified as towns. The regional central offices are in Pardubice.PopulationThe total population of the Pardubice Region was 516,411 as of 31 December 2011. There are in total 453 municipalities in the Pardubice Region, whereof 17 municipalities have a higher population than 5,000. The largest municipality of the region is Pardubice with a population of almost 90,000. The table below shows the municipalities in Pardubice Region with a population larger than 10,000.

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