39 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach, United States
— 1 night
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Tampa, United States
— 2 nights
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San Jose, United States
— 3 nights
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Jersey City, United States
— 2 nights
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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Dortmund
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Dortmund, Germany
— 2 nights
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Essen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bielefeld, Germany
— 2 nights
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Halle (Saale), Germany
— 2 nights
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Erlangen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Vienna, Austria to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nottingham.
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Bulwell Forest Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Wollaton Hall and Park, then take an in-depth tour of National Justice Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, Head underground at City of Caves, examine the collection at William Booth Birthplace Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Calke Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount St Bernard Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nottingham online trip maker.

You can fly from Paris to Nottingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Nottingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Nottingham is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to West Bromwich.
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom — 1 day

West Bromwich is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, England. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum, then don't miss a visit to Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, then stroll around Sandwell Valley Country Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Walsall Arboretum.

Before you visit West Bromwich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Nottingham to West Bromwich takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in West Bromwich can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Visit Chatsworth House and York City Walls for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Bishops' House. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Sally Mosley Guided Walks (in Over Haddon), York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and York (York Shambles, York's Chocolate Story, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community Farm, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sheffield driving holiday planning site.

Drive from West Bromwich to Sheffield in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach, United States — 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, then admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Flame of Hope Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Sheffield to Virginia Beach with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Sheffield in July, things will get a bit warmer in Virginia Beach: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tampa.
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Tampa, United States — 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Ybor City. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Safford House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Philippe Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampa online day trip planner.

Fly from Virginia Beach to Tampa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Tampa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Jose.
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San Jose, United States — 3 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Japanese American Resource Center/Museum. Let the collections at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Children's Discovery Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Monterey (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coachella Valley Church, and make a trip to Center for Spiritual Enlightenment.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner.

Getting from Tampa to San Jose by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to San Jose is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in July; daily highs in San Jose reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Jersey City.
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Jersey City, United States — 2 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Green-Wood cemetery, then immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Allaire State Park, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jersey City trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from San Jose to Jersey City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Jose in July, Jersey City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 2 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
LWL Industrial Museum Zollern and LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) and Mahn- und Gedenkstatte Steinwache. Explore Dortmund's surroundings by going to Wildpark Warstein (in Warstein) and Burg Vischering (in Ludinghausen). There's lots more to do: walk around Westfalenpark, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and have fun and explore at German Football Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dortmund trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jersey City to Dortmund. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jersey City in July, with highs in Dortmund at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Essen.
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Essen, Germany — 2 nights

Shopping City

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the history at Ronald McDonald Haus. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Folkwang, then get a new perspective on nature at Ruhr Museum, then contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Dot Design Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Essen trip planner.

You can drive from Dortmund to Essen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld, Germany — 2 nights

Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Sparrenburg, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paderborn Cathedral (Dom zu Paderborn), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum in der Kaiserpfalz (Imperial Palace Museum). On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold), then look for all kinds of wild species at Adlerwarte Berlebeck, and then stroll the grounds of Judischer Friedhof.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Bielefeld route website.

Traveling by car from Essen to Bielefeld takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bielefeld can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Halle (Saale).
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Halle (Saale), Germany — 2 nights

Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche St. Wenzel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naumburg Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage, then look and learn at Arche Nebra, and finally contemplate the long history of Stiftung Handel-Haus. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle, then examine the collection at Die Neue Residenz, then see the interesting displays at Beatles Museum, and finally look for gifts at Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halle (Saale) attractions planner.

Getting from Bielefeld to Halle (Saale) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bielefeld in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Halle (Saale). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Erlangen.
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Erlangen, Germany — 3 nights

Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. You'll explore and learn at Fortress Marienberg and Stadtmuseum Erlangen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Veitshöchheim and Bamberg Altstadt. Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more) and Bamberg (Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor & Bamberg Cathedral). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunstpalais Erlangen and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Erlangen journey planning tool.

Take a train from Halle (Saale) to Erlangen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Halle (Saale) in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Erlangen, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Toy Museum, make a trip to Tiefer Brunnen, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg vacation maker.

Nuremberg is very close to Erlangen. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Welfenmünster (in Steingaden), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Alpseebad). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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