25 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Liverpool
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Chicago, United States
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 1 day

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Western Approaches HQ Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, then take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum, then examine the collection at Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, and finally examine the collection at Quirky Quarter.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in March; daily highs in Liverpool reach 49°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, and then browse the exhibits of Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Manchester are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then visit Westminster, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market, then take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and then see the interesting displays at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to London by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Marmottan Monet, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a stroll through The Panier, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, see the interesting displays at Centre de la Vieille Charite, examine the collection at Musee Regards de Provence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip maker app.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 67°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Honorat, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then take in the awesome beauty at San Peyre, and finally see the interesting displays at Les Jardins du MIP.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes journey planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 6th (Thu), deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, make a trip to Place Massena, walk around Parc du Mont Boron, then see the interesting displays at Les Musees de La Citadelle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nice are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, examine the collection at Palazzo Reale, explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, and finally examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Milan online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, Milan is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, wander the streets of Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, and finally don't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the galleries of Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, pause for some serene contemplation at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, see the interesting displays at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, then browse the exhibits of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, and finally examine the collection at Ospedale delle Bambole.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome sightseeing site.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You will leave for Chicago on the 16th (Sun).
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Chicago, United States — 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Chicago River, admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally stop by The Loop. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Chicago in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Rome to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in April, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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