59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  4 h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
12
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9 h
13
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
14
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Berliner Dom. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Jewish Museum Berlin. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to Reichstag Building, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berlin travel website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Berlin is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, and finally admire the masterpieces at Albertinum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, make a trip to Theaterplatz, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Haus der Kirche - Dreikoenigskirche.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dresden trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

3
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.
Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Museum, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Munich journey builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire will appeal to history buffs. When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Te Boelaerpark in Antwerp, approximately Antwerp away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Munich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Te Boelaerpark
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Ghent City Center, St Michael's Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip maker website.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee national de l'Education capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Bayeux War Cemetery (in Bayeux), Remains Mulberry Harbour (in Arromanches-les-Bains) and Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Du Taillis, and pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen online tour builder.

Getting from Bruges to Rouen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bayeux, Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Abbaye de Jumieges, Chateau Du Taillis
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online route planner.

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Hawking Centre, East Sussex Falconry
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Bath Street will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stonehenge and The Jane Austen Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Longleat (in Warminster) and The Tank Museum (in Bovington). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, steep yourself in history at Farleigh Hungerford Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at American Museum & Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Longleat, Stonehenge, The Tank Museum
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American Museum & Gardens ©
American Museum & Gardens
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

4
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Popular historic sites such as Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Loughrigg Fell are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hawkshead Grammar School and Lakeland Motor Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Holker Hall & Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, explore the world behind art at Beatrix Potter Gallery, examine the collection at Armitt Museum, and contemplate the long history of Rydal Mount & Gardens.

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Drive from Bath to Ambleside in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Lakeland Motor Museum, Aira Force Waterfall, Muncaster Castle
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School

4
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane), Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve (in Kippen) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online holiday builder.

Drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Strathblane Falconry, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway & Estate, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Glasgow Cathedral
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Step out of New York City to go to Oceanville and see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

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

Getting from Edinburgh to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Get some historical perspective at Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and trek along Artist Point.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 9°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Exploratorium and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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