58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
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Knoxville, United States
— 3 nights
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Nashville, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 6 nights
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Anaheim, United States
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh sightseeing planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Brighton Food Tours (in Brighton) and Driftwood Garden (in Seaford). There's much more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Frankfurt.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Frankfurt, Germany — 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim, Würzburg Residence, &more) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Goethe House, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and don't miss a visit to Main Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Frankfurt, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Frankfurt are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Athens, Greece — 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, take a stroll through Plaka, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens journey maker website.

Getting from Frankfurt to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Milan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Milan. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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New York City, United States — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Milan to New York City takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Milan in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC, United States — 3 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Knoxville.
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Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Knoxville, United States — 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, then make a trip to Market Square, then don't miss a visit to The Emporium Center for Arts and Crafts, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Knoxville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Nashville on the 6th (Sun).
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Nashville, United States — 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 6 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and identify plant and animal life at North Dome.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nashville to Yosemite National Park. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Anaheim.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Anaheim, United States — 6 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, catch some excitement at Pixar Play Parade, and ponder the design of Vietnam War Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Los Angeles, United States — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Getting from Anaheim to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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