47 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

47 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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47 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park, United States
— Few hours
taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
6
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— Few hours
bus + train:  4​h 15​min
8
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks as well as Muir Woods National Monument. On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

few
hours
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome and then tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

6
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park as well as Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Singel and then get great views at A'dam Lookout. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, and then take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online day trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Amsterdam in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in Amsterdam hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Utrecht
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Singel ©
Singel
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Minnewater Lake to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Plage d'Ostende and Bruges Art Route. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellewaerde and Market Square. Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ghent to see Walking tours about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Stadhuis, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, make a trip to Jan Van Eyck Square, and take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip builder website .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Bruges

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Plage d'Ostende, Walking tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Bellewaerde ©
Bellewaerde

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marne-la-Vallee tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Marne-la-Vallee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

#Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

few
hours
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You've now added Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get outside with Stock Ghyll Force and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marne-la-Vallee to Ambleside. The time zone difference when traveling from Marne-la-Vallee to Ambleside is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Ambleside

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire
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4
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, The Tyne Bridge, The Discovery Museum, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Kielder Water & Forest Park and Roseberry Topping. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle upon Tyne: World War One Soldier Sculpture (in Seaham) and Durham Riverside Walk (in Durham). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grey Street.

Before you visit Newcastle upon Tyne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Ambleside to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Roseberry Topping, World War One Soldier Sculpture, Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Durham Riverside Walk
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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The Discovery Museum ©
The Discovery Museum
Grey Street ©
Grey Street
The Tyne Bridge ©
The Tyne Bridge

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lac d'Allos and Route des Cretes La Palud. Step off the beaten path and head to Col de la Bonette and Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cap Taillat (in Ramatuelle) and Trophee d'Auguste (in La Turbie). The adventure continues: stop by Deli'.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner .

You can fly from Newcastle upon Tyne to Nice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Nice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Cap Taillat, Deli', Village, Col de la Bonette, Route des Cretes La Palud
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Cap Taillat ©
Cap Taillat
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos
Col de la Bonette ©
Col de la Bonette

9
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lac de Claus. Get outdoors at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zoo Zurich and Abbey Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls & Aare Gorge), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake, Grosse Scheidegg, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Caumasee, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, and stroll through Lindenhofplatz.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich planner .

You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Lucerne, Meiringen, Abbey Library, Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 16:
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Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alpspitz and Wank Mountain. Get in touch with nature at Eibsee and Nebelhorn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Lake Tegernsee (in Tegernsee), Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald (in Mittenwald). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Augsburg City Hall (Rathaus) and examine the collection at Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich holiday planning tool .

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Lake Tegernsee, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Eibsee, Nebelhorn
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Eibsee ©
Eibsee
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Wank Mountain ©
Wank Mountain

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riserva Naturale Regionale Selva del Lamone as well as Walking tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Vatican City.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in December, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 4°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Riserva Naturale Regionale Selva del Lamone
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Walking tours

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