22 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

22 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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22 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

3
nights
Scottsdale, United States

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore and learn at Desert Botanical Garden and Musical Instrument Museum. Step out of Scottsdale with an excursion to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale day trip planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Scottsdale is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Scottsdale. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Schloss Nymphenburg and New Pinakothek. Your inner history buff will appreciate Neuschwanstein Castle and Haidhausen. There's still lots to do: stroll around English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scottsdale to Munich. Traveling from Scottsdale to Munich, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in March; daily highs in Munich reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Neuschwanstein Castle
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

5
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Belfast and Newry Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coastal Route. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Royal County Down Golf Club (in Newcastle), Coast Rd (in Larne) and Clough Castle (in Clough). The adventure continues: tee off at Belvoir Park Golf Club, don't miss a visit to Samson & Goliath cranes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, and look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gift.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belfast road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Munich to Belfast takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Munich to Belfast, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors Golf Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bushmills, Royal County Down Golf Club, Coast Rd, Newry Cathedral, Clough Castle
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Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

6
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take a stroll through Red Light District, stroll through Vondelpark, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation planning website .

You can fly from Belfast to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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