15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Portland, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
Get in touch with nature at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Ecola State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hood River Lavender and Beach Books. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland road trip planning app.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Astoria Column, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River Lavender
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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then stroll through Paris Plage.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portland to Paris in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse ©
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Georges, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows 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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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Eglise Saint Nizier ©
Eglise Saint Nizier
Eglise Saint Georges ©
Eglise Saint Georges

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lillaz Waterfalls and Santuario di Oropa. Visit Sacra di San Michele and Basilica of Superga for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Zoom Torino (in Cumiana) and Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale). There's more to do: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo and catch a live event at Juventus Stadium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turin vacation planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Turin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lyon in July: highs in Turin hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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 next day: stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turin to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in July, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Geneva. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough 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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