55 days in Canada, United States, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Canada, United States, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
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New York City, United States
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Nice, France
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Toronto, Canada

— 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 2nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Toronto trip itinerary tool.

Cairns, Australia to Toronto is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In June, Toronto is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

New York City, United States

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ellis Island and American Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, walk around The High Line, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey) and Toledo (Museo del Greco, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Madrid in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Parc Guell and Las Ramblas. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Platja d'Aro), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Space Blaster (in Lloret de Mar). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Joan Miro Foundation, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Lérins Islands in Cannes, approximately Cannes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nice online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome holiday tool.

Fly from Nice to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and The Baptistery of St. John. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Siena (San Francesco, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich online route maker.

Fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Frans Hals Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get some historical perspective at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Ljan Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kon-Tiki Museum and Munch Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and browse the exhibits of Norsk Folkemuseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stockholm driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Sydney, Australia

— 1 night

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Sydney takes 25 hours. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.