56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Southampton, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Drive to London Gatwick Airport, Fly to Indianapolis International Airport, Drive to Bloomington
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Bloomington, United States
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Beveren, Belgium
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Dnipro, Ukraine
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Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Lascaux Caves 4. Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and Cathedrale St-Front. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Eglise de Saint Astier (in Saint-Astier), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, and take in the exciting artwork at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux holiday maker site.

Barcelona, Spain to Bordeaux is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, Bordeaux is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Sizergh Castle and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Conwy Castle and World Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Holy Trinity Parish Church (in Ashford-in-the-Water). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, explore the galleries of Walker Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Liverpool takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bordeaux to Liverpool. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bordeaux in June; daily highs in Liverpool reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Southampton.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:

Southampton, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Stonehenge and Tewkesbury Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Southampton: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Forest Falconry, steep yourself in history at Winchester City Mill, take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Southampton trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Southampton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Southampton sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Bloomington, United States

— 1 night
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. On the 16th (Thu), view the masterpieces at By Hand Gallery and then get curious at WonderLab.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bloomington trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Southampton to Bloomington with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Southampton to Bloomington is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Southampton in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bloomington: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum), Ghent (Graffiti Street, The House of Alijn, &more) and Art Center Horus (in Sint-Martens-Latem). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges sightseeing planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bloomington to Bruges. Traveling from Bloomington to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bloomington in June, with highs in Bruges at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parc du Cinquantenaire and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Beveren.

Things to do in Brussels

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Beveren, Belgium

— 1 night
Beveren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasteel Cortewalle, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Breendonk, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, and finally contemplate the long history of Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Nicolaasplein, look for all kinds of wild species at Molsbroek, then look for all kinds of wild species at Heidebos, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Doel Street Art.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beveren day trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Beveren in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Beveren

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Venture out of the city with trips to Hertenkamp Bloemendaal (in Bloemendaal), Stadhuis Haarlem (in Haarlem) and Madurodam (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Erasmus Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam journey maker.

Traveling by car from Beveren to Rotterdam takes 1.5 hours. June in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Rocksteady Militaria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Philips Museum, and finally examine the collection at PSV Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, then examine the collection at DAF Museum, and then don't miss a visit to St. Catharinakerk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eindhoven trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, then shop like a local with Red Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Altes Land, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online road trip planner.

Fly from Eindhoven to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Stuttgart, Germany

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Staatsgalerie. Get some cultural insight at Würzburg Residence and Reichsstadtmuseum. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, &more) and St. Kilian Cathedral (in Wurzburg). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Mercedes-Benz Museum, explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, take an in-depth tour of StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip maker site.

Getting from Hamburg to Stuttgart by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Landesmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lucerne Station, The Rosengart Collection, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Turin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Milan (Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio & Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II) and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turin online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, Turin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Turin

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 2 nights
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs (Musee des Souvenirs Napoleoniens), then examine the collection at Stamps and Money Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then see what you can catch with aliceBoat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville day trip planning site.

You can drive from Turin to Monaco-Ville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Turin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Monaco-Ville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, Villa d'Este, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip app.

Fly from Monaco-Ville to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Dnipro.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:

Dnipro, Ukraine

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): learn about all things military at Battle for Dnieper Diorama, then get engrossed in the history at Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Karl Marx Prospect.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dnipro online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Dnipro in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Dnipro hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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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.