59 days in Europe, Canada & Central America Itinerary

59 days in Europe, Canada & Central America Itinerary

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Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Martigues
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Martigues, France
— 7 nights
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Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport, Drive to Epinal
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Epinal, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Reims, France
— 8 nights
Drive
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Meaux, France
— 6 nights
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Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Vancouver International Airport, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler, Canada
— 7 nights
Drive to Vancouver International Airport, Fly to San Jose
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Groenlo
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Groenlo, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bolzano, Italy
— 9 nights
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Martigues, France — 7 nights

Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. Chapelle de L'Annonciade and Chateau de l'Emperi will appeal to history buffs. Petit Musee de Carro and Musee Nostradamus will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Martigues: Salon-de-Provence (Savonnerie du Moulin a Grain & Fontaine Moussue), Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol) and Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with Delta Fishing, don't miss a visit to Port de Peche de Carro, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard, and examine the collection at Musee ZIEM.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Martigues trip itinerary planning website.

Champery, Switzerland to Martigues is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In June in Martigues, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Epinal.
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Epinal, France — 6 nights

Épinal is a commune in northeastern France and the capital (prefecture) of the Vosges department. Visit Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires - Chateau de Champlitte and Notre-Dame-du-Cierge for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial and Brasserie Musee. Venture out of the city with trips to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises (La Boisserie & Mémorial Charles De Gaulle), Chateau du Haut-Barr (in Saverne) and Le Chateau de Luneville (in Luneville). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, stroll the grounds of Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, look and learn at Planetarium Epinal, and stroll around Chateau d'Epinal.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Epinal online tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Martigues to Epinal. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Martigues in June; daily highs in Epinal reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Reims.
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Reims, France — 8 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
You'll explore and learn at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum and Maison de Jules Verne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Musee de Picardie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Amiens (St-Leu, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Nomad Wine, get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and don't miss a visit to Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun.

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Getting from Epinal to Reims by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Epinal in June, plan for little chillier nights in Reims, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Meaux.
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Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Meaux, France — 6 nights

Meaux is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Musee de la Grande Guerre and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. La Grange aux Dimes and Cathedrale Saint-Etienne will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Meaux: Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux), Foret d'Ermenonville (in Ermenonville) and Provins (Eglise Saint-Quiriace, Les Souterrains de Provins, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Bossuet, explore the different monuments and memorials at Aisne Marne American Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel du Patis.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Meaux trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reims to Meaux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Meaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Whistler.
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Whistler, Canada — 7 nights

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Britannia Mine Museum and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Museum-lovers will get to explore Whistler Museum and The Gallery at Millenium Place. Get out of town with these interesting Whistler side-trips: Princess Louisa Inlet (in Malibu), Pemberton Fish Finder (in Pemberton) and Squamish (Squamish Estuary & Queen of Peace Monastery). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, get into the urban bustle at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Spicy Sports.

Find out how to plan Whistler trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Meaux to Whistler. Traveling from Meaux to Whistler, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Meaux in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whistler, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Jose.
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San Jose, Costa Rica — 7 nights

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Arte Costarricense and Galeria Namu. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Ruins of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion (in Ujarras), Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles (in Cartago) and Souvenir Museum (in Alajuela). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, get a tailor-made plan with Top Travel Costa Rica, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whistler to San Jose. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to San Jose is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Whistler in July: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Groenlo.
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Groenlo, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Groenlo is a city in the municipality of Oost Gelre, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands on the German border, a region in the province of Gelderland called the Achterhoek (literally: "back corner"). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Hideout Museum and Huis te Ruurlo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oude Calixtuskerk and Kasteel Warmelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groenlo: Doesburgsche Mosterdfabriek (in Doesburg), Het Land van Jan Klaassen (in Braamt) and Toy Gallery (in Brummen). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Walburgiskerk Zutphen, make a trip to Hackfort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholieke St Pancratiuskerk, and step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Huis Bergh.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Groenlo online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Jose to Groenlo. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Groenlo. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in July; daily highs in Groenlo reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bolzano.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
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Bolzano, Italy — 9 nights

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and MUSE - Science Museum. You'll explore and learn at Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi and Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian. Venture out of the city with trips to Castel Thun (in Ton), Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo) and Trento (Piazza Duomo & Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturale Puez Odle, get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, and examine the collection at BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano online attractions planner.

You can drive from Groenlo to Bolzano in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Groenlo in August; daily highs in Bolzano reach 35°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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Canada travel guide

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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.
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