55 days in Europe, Canada, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Europe, Canada, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Fly to Barcelona, Train to Zaragoza
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
Train to Barcelona, Fly to Turin
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Leverkusen
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Leverkusen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly to Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport, Drive to Trois-Rivieres
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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
— 2 nights
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Drive to Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Newcastle, Australia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Valkeakoski
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Valkeakoski, Finland
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport
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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Graz, Austria
— 3 nights
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Drive to Vienna International Airport, Fly to Monaco Heliport, Drive to Monaco-Ville
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly to Malaga, Bus to Granada

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Zaragoza, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Basilica of Santa Engracia Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Emoz and Palacio de la Aljaferia. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, explore the world behind art at Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja, see the interesting displays at Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal, and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Manteria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zaragoza online driving holiday planner.

Granada to Zaragoza is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, take an in-depth tour of Armeria Reale, and walk around Parco del Valentino.

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Getting from Zaragoza to Turin by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zaragoza in June, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

Basel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at SwissSafari GmbH, look for all kinds of wild species at Einsiedelei St. Verena, and then don't miss a visit to Baseltor.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel route builder website.

Drive from Turin to Basel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Basel, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leverkusen.

Things to do in Basel

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Leverkusen, Germany

— 2 nights
Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the eastern bank of the Rhine. Visit LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall and Herz-Jesu-Kirche for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Industriemuseum Freudenthaler Sensenhammer and Sauerlaender Kleinbahn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leverkusen: Neanderthal Museum (in Mettmann), LWL-Freilichtmuseum (in Hagen) and Deutsches Drahtmuseum (in Altena). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Arthaus:nowodworski, take an in-depth tour of Mahn- und Gedenkstatte Steinwache, have fun and explore at LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs, and see the interesting displays at Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leverkusen travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Basel to Leverkusen. In June, daytime highs in Leverkusen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Leverkusen

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Enschede, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Jacobuskerk, then explore the historical opulence of Castle and gardens Twickel, then stroll the grounds of Holten Canadian War Cemetery, and finally go for a walk through Pleisterplaats De Barkel. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Het Lutterzand, and then see the interesting displays at Rijksmuseum Twenthe.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Enschede trip site.

You can drive from Leverkusen to Enschede in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Enschede can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Enschede

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more) and Antwerp (Grote Markt, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, examine the collection at Kantcentrum, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Enschede to Bruges in 4 hours. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York City Walls. Popular historic sites such as Chatsworth House and Manchester Buddhist Centre are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton), York (York Shambles & York Minster) and York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Manchester Jewish Museum, browse the exhibits of Contemporary Six, and get curious at Science and Industry Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester holiday planner.

You can fly from Bruges to Manchester in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bruges to Manchester, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Trois-Rivieres.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Trois-Rivieres, Canada

— 2 nights
Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie administrative region of Quebec, Canada, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers, on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from the city of Bécancour. You'll explore and learn at Borealis and Manoir Boucher de Niverville. Visit La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivieres and maison Hertel-de-la fresnier for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trois-Rivieres: Vallee Bras-du-Nord (in Saint-Raymond) and La Cite de l'energie (in Shawinigan). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Cape Shrine and see the interesting displays at Musee Des Ursulines.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Trois-Rivieres road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Manchester to Trois-Rivieres with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Trois-Rivieres is minus 5 hours. June in Trois-Rivieres sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Trois-Rivieres

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Washington DC, United States

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trois-Rivieres to Washington DC. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trois-Rivieres in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 4 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Auckland Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Muriwai Gannet Colony in Muriwai Beach (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Creek, stroll through Cheltenham Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and head off the coast to Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre.

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Getting from Washington DC to Auckland by flight takes about 21 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Auckland at 13°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Auckland

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Newcastle, Australia

— 4 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get some historical perspective at Norah Head Lighthouse and Nobbys Head. Let the collections at Newcastle Museum and Monarchs in the Hunter capture your imagination. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Pokolbin (Peterson House & Ivanhoe Wines), Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook) and Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP, see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and take some stellar pictures from The Obelisk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Newcastle in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Newcastle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Newcastle are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valkeakoski.

Things to do in Newcastle

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Valkeakoski, Finland

— 4 nights
Valkeakoski is a town and municipality in Finland.Valkeakoski is located south of Tampere and 150km north of Helsinki in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. Get some cultural insight at Visavuori and The Parola Armour Museum. Get some historical perspective at Holy Cross Church and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valkeakoski: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Hame Castle, &more) and Kangasala (Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia & The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rapola Ridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valkeakoski trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newcastle to Valkeakoski. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Newcastle to Valkeakoski due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle in July, with highs in Valkeakoski at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Valkeakoski

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Warsaw, Poland

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Get out of town with these interesting Warsaw side-trips: Radegast Train Station (in Lodz), Arboretum SGGW (in Brzeziny) and Muzeum Piwowarstwa (in Piotrkow Trybunalski). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and surround yourself with nature on Around Poland.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Valkeakoski to Warsaw with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Valkeakoski to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Valkeakoski in July, expect Warsaw to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Graz.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Graz, Austria

— 3 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob, then see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, then stroll through Schloss Eggenberg, and finally stroll around Schlossberg. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Herrengasse, don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz, then see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus, then admire the landmark architecture of Kunsthaus Graz, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Graz vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Graz takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Graz

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then examine the collection at Princess Grace Irish Library. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Stamps and Money Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs (Musee des Souvenirs Napoleoniens), steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Graz to Monaco-Ville. Traveling from Graz in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monaco-Ville, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and then examine the collection at Musee Granet. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then visit The Panier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marseille travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monaco-Ville to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.