40 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

40 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Den Helder
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Den Helder, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Woerden, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Breda, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Dukinfield
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Dukinfield, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bury, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Drive to Amiens
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Amiens, France
— 2 nights
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Le Havre, France
— 3 nights
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Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Sant'Omobono Terme
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Sant'Omobono Terme, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellania, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, don't miss a visit to National Museum of Denmark, then look for all kinds of wild species at Amager Faelled, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Amour of the Grape Tours and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Melbourne takes 24 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Melbourne is 9 hours. In July, Melbourne is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 2 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to New York City takes 26 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Den Helder.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Den Helder, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Appreciate the collections at Marinemuseum and Redding museum, Den Helder. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Poptaslot/Heringastate and Mummie kelder Hervormde Kerk Wiuwert. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Den Helder: Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik (in Hoorn), Franeker (Eise Eisinga Planetarium & Franeker City Hall) and Medemblik (Castle Radboud & voormalige Stadshuis van Medemblik uit 1939). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hervormde Kerk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium), and examine the collection at Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers.

Find out how to plan Den Helder trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Den Helder. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Den Helder due to the time zone difference. In July, Den Helder is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Woerden.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Woerden, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. Petrustoren and Molen de Windhond will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kasteel de Haar and Sint Janskerk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Woerden: Gouda (Gouda Cheese Market, Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, &more) and Archeon (in Alphen aan den Rijn). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, admire the natural beauty at Landgoed Bredius Park, examine the collection at Stadsmuseum Woerden, and experience the excitement of Kaaspakhuis.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Woerden trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Den Helder to Woerden by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Woerden, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Waalwijk.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Waalwijk, The Netherlands — 1 night

Waalwijk is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. On the 17th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Waalwijk trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Woerden to Waalwijk takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Waalwijk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Breda.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Breda, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Polski Cmentarz Wojskowy W Bredzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk, identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boswachterij Dorst.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Breda journey website.

Breda is very close to Waalwijk. In July, daily temperatures in Breda can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dukinfield.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Dukinfield, United Kingdom — 1 night

Dukinfield is a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, on the south bank of the River Tame opposite Ashton-under-Lyne, 6.3mi east of Manchester. On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Portland Basin Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Lawrence's Church, then contemplate the long history of Park Bridge Industrial Hamlet, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Stone Reservoir.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dukinfield trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Breda to Dukinfield. Traveling from Breda to Dukinfield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Breda in July, plan for slightly colder days in Dukinfield, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bury.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Bury, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irwell. Visit St Peter's Church and Lancaster Castle for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bronte Parsonage Museum and The Fusilier Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to National Science and Media Museum (in Bradford), Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston) and Eureka! The National Children's Museum (in Halifax). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, step into the grandiose world of Skipton Castle, and explore the world behind art at The Ruskin.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bury trip tool.

Bury is just a stone's throw from Dukinfield. In July, daily temperatures in Bury can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amiens.
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Amiens, France — 2 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then take a stroll through St-Leu, then take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Australian National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amiens tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bury to Amiens. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bury to Amiens due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bury in July: highs in Amiens hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Le Havre.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Le Havre, France — 3 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Bayeux War Cemetery and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Havre: Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux) and Honfleur (Vieux Bassin & Naturospace). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Navigation Normande - Le Havre, explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Joseph, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Maison de L'Armateur.

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Drive from Amiens to Le Havre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amiens in July, expect nights in Le Havre to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Sant'Omobono Terme.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Sant'Omobono Terme, Italy — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look and learn at Parco Astronomico la Torre del Sole, then examine the collection at Presepi di Ponte San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Arnosto Antico Borgo, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Santuario Cornabusa.

You can plan Sant'Omobono Terme trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Le Havre to Sant'Omobono Terme. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Le Havre in July: high temperatures in Sant'Omobono Terme hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Castellania.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Castellania, Italy — 3 nights

Castellania is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100km southeast of Turin and about 30km southeast of Alessandria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Martino and Cascina Montagnola. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Associazione Pellizza Onlus and make a trip to Piazza Quarto Stato.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castellania trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sant'Omobono Terme to Castellania in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sant'Omobono Terme in July, with highs in Castellania at 30°C and lows at 19°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 3rd (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally explore the galleries of Welcome To Rome. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castellania to Rome. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Castellania in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 4 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Chemin de la Corniche and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vianden Castle and MNHM National Museum of Military History. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Eglise St. Laurent (in Diekirch) and Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Ducal Palace, explore the world behind art at Letzebuerg City Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Luxembourg City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Luxembourg City is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

United States travel guide

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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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