59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Metabief, France
Drive:  9​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 30​min
8
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
End: Metabief, France

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Palazzo Te are in your itinerary. Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica di Santa Anastasia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella), Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore (in Verona) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice online holiday planner .

Metabief, France to Venice is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Metabief in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Castello Estense, Castello del Catajo, Palazzo Te, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza della Signoria and Basilica di Santa Croce. Get some historical perspective at Basilica San Vitale and Campanile di Giotto. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna), La Valle - Naturalistic Oasis (in San Savino) and Suzie's Yard (in Cetona). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Valle - Naturalistic Oasis, Suzie's Yard, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Basilica San Vitale
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. You'll explore and learn at Monte Cassino and Welcome to Rome. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monte Cassino, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Duomo di Orvieto, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Fondation Beyeler. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Musee Paleontologique de Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Hofkirche & Bourbaki Panorama), Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, and examine the collection at Zoological Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in March, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Fondation Beyeler, Kloster Einsiedeln, Glasi Hergiswil
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at BMW Museum and Munich Residenz. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Wies Church (in Steingaden), Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg) and Fussen (Altstadt von Fuessen & Benediktinerkloster St. Mang). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route builder .

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Munich are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fussen, Nuremberg, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Cathedral of St Peter's
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frauenkirche and Schloss Moritzburg. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Stallhof. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Theaterplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dresden online holiday planner .

You can fly from Munich to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Moritzburg
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church are in your itinerary. Topography of Terror and Classic Remise Berlin will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Rhinluch (in Linum) and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Rhinluch
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

4
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Danmarks Industrimuseum and Astrup Kirke. Let the collections at Den Gamle By and Johannes Larsen Museet capture your imagination. Explore Aarhus' surroundings by going to Thorsminde (Strandingsmuseum St. George & Thorsminde Kirke) and Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard (in Randboel). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, learn more about the world around you at Naturhistorisk Museum, stroll the grounds of Viby Kirke, and engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aarhus route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Aarhus takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thorsminde, Danmarks Industrimuseum, Johannes Larsen Museet, Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Naturhistorisk Museum ©
Naturhistorisk Museum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Nyhavn and Liselund will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Frederiksborg Slotskirke in Hillerod, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Saviour's Church, catch some excitement at TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, and identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen online journey planner .

You can take a train from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Liselund, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
California State Railroad Museum and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Graton Gallery (in Graton) and Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to San Francisco takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Graton Gallery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a stroll through The Strip and then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, wander the streets of Capitol Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan

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 New York City Hall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frick Collection and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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