22 days in United States, Centre-Val de Loire & Toronto Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Tours
1
Tours, France
— 2 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Toronto
2
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Cleveland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Columbus, United States
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cincinnati, United States
— 1 night
Fly
6
Kansas City, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Branson, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Saint Louis, United States
— 1 night
Fly
9
Miami Beach, United States
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Tours, France — 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci & Chateau Royal d'Amboise), Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Langeais, look for gifts at Le Cirque en Bois, make a trip to Place Plumereau, and steep yourself in history at Tour De L’Horloge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tours online trip builder.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Tours is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Tours, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Toronto.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Toronto, Canada — 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Distillery Historic District, examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, and make a trip to Harbourfront Centre.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toronto tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tours to Toronto takes 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In December, Toronto is a bit cooler than Tours - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cleveland.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cleveland, United States — 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, then admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then see the interesting displays at Castle Noel.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cleveland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Cleveland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Toronto in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cleveland: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Columbus.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Columbus, United States — 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Columbus day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Columbus are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.
more
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cincinnati, United States — 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, admire the natural beauty at Krohn Conservatory, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Weston Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kansas City.
more
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Kansas City, United States — 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 21st (Wed), get advice or help at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then contemplate the long history of Vaile Mansion, and finally center your mind and body at Serenity on the Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Kansas City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. December in Kansas City sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Branson, United States — 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 23rd (Fri), get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get great views at College of the Ozarks. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Crooked Sky Trading Post and then find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Branson journey tool.

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Branson, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.
more
Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Saint Louis, United States — 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, explore the world behind art at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis sightseeing site.

Getting from Branson to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Miami Beach.
more
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Miami Beach, United States — 6 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park), Key Largo (Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, Island Dolphin Care, &more) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace, admire the striking features of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach route builder tool.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Miami Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Miami Beach. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in December; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Centre-Val de Loire travel guide

4.4
Centre is a large inland region around the Loire Valley made up of six departments and known for its wealth of places to visit, including fine historical towns, remarkable gardens, forests, fruit orchards, vineyards, and its many renovated châteaux. Its natural landscape includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries and is extremely conducive to outdoor sightseeing. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appellation Val-de-Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val-de-Loire, reflecting this region's embrace of the renowned valley of the river Loire. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the Centre region has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.
more

United States travel guide

4.6
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.
more

Missouri travel guide

4.4
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.
more