15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Portland, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

5
nights
Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ecola State Park and Astoria Column. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Beach Books (in Seaside), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Hood River Lavender (in Hood River). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland planner .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria Column, Hood River Lavender, Beach Books, Multnomah Falls
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): shop like a local with Le Marais, stroll the grounds of Père Lachaise Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Portland to Paris in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Portland to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nizier, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, and then contemplate the long history of Cite medievale de Perouges. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

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You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Lyon

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

3
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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 Sacra di San Michele and Santuario di Oropa for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Lillaz Waterfalls and Zoom Torino. Change things up with a short trip to La Venaria Reale in Venaria Reale (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica di Superga, admire all the interesting features of Juventus Stadium, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin day trip website .

You can drive from Lyon to Turin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Turin when traveling from Lyon in July, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santuario di Oropa, Sacra di San Michele, Zoom Torino, Lillaz Waterfalls, Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Santuario di Oropa ©
Santuario di Oropa

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Davidoff, take some stellar pictures from St Pierre Cathedral, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Turin to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Geneva, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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