56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Start: Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  27 h
7
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
10
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
11
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Hofje van Bakenes, Grote Markt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Brighton and Hove, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Haarlem
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Conciergerie, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Cimetières Militaires). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Musee de la Batterie de Merville
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get some historical perspective at Mont Saint-Michel and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Musee du poire and Musee Christian Dior will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Parc des Forges de Varenne (in Champsecret), Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire (in Passais) and Domfront (Chateau de Domfront & Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, see the interesting displays at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and get great views at Cabane Vauban.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, Granville, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Eglise Saint-Quentin
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and La Madone d'Utelle. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Église Saint Veran (in Utelle), Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot) and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Utelle, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

6
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, admire the masterpieces at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, and see the interesting displays at Urban Nation.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder.

Getting from Berlin to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 28 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cattana Wetlands, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Avila Adobe. You'll explore and learn at Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and browse the exhibits of Hollyhock House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning app.

You can fly from Cairns to Los Angeles in 19.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Cairns to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Cairns in October, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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