59 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Fly to Luxembourg, Train to Metz
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Auxerre, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Portland, United States
— 3 nights
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Oakland, United States
— 3 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Ontario International Airport, Drive to San Bernardino
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San Bernardino, United States
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ontario International Airport, Fly to Eppley Airfield, Drive to Lincoln
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Lincoln, United States
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United States
— 2 nights
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Jacksonville, United States
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach, United States
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Metz, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Eucaire, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin, don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, then explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort de Queuleu.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Metz day trip planning tool.

Brighton and Hove, UK to Metz is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brighton and Hove to Metz. Traveling from Brighton and Hove in July, expect nights in Metz to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Auxerre.
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Auxerre, France — 1 night

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Germain, then pause for some photo ops at Cadet Rousselle Statue, and finally learn about winemaking at Les Caves Bailly Lapierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cardo Land, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bazoches, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Sainte Madeleine.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auxerre holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Metz to Auxerre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Auxerre to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 1 night

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), then stroll around Westfalenpark, and then have fun and explore at German Football Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at LWL Industrial Museum Zollern, get engrossed in the history at LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Vischering.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dortmund trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Paris to Dortmund in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dortmund: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gelsenkirchen.
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, get in on the family fun at Alma-Park, then see the interesting displays at German Mining Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dorfkirche Stiepel. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Viktor Dom, and then admire the masterpieces at StiftsMuseum Xanten.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gelsenkirchen itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Dortmund to Gelsenkirchen in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then examine the collection at BMW Welt, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. On the next day, get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip app.

Getting from Gelsenkirchen to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes), The Titanic Memorial Bandstand (in Ballarat) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip app.

You can fly from Munich to Melbourne in 24 hours. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in July, you will find days in Melbourne are much colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then stop by Wynnum Esplanade.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.
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Portland, United States — 3 nights

City of Roses

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 some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Eastbank Esplanade. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Portland takes 20 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Portland is minus 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Portland at 33°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Oakland.
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Oakland, United States — 3 nights

Get some cultural insight at Oakland California Temple and Winchester Mystery House. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Amorosa and Mountain View Cemetery are in your itinerary. Take a break from Oakland with a short trip to Safari West in Santa Rosa, about 1h 25 min away.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip builder website.

You can fly from Portland to Oakland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Oakland are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Bernardino.
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San Bernardino, United States — 4 nights

San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). You'll explore and learn at Inland Empire Military Museum and Colton Area Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum and Original McDonald's Site and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Bernardino: Calico Ghost Town (in Yermo), The California Route 66 Museum (in Victorville) and Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge (in Big Bear Lake). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, stop by Temecula Olive Oil Company, and admire the striking features of Mission Inn Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Bernardino online tour builder.

Explore your travel options from Oakland to San Bernardino with the Route module. Traveling from Oakland in August, expect nights in San Bernardino to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln, United States — 2 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Homestead National Historical Park, stroll around Pioneer Park Nature Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, then examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, and then stop by Licorice International.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from San Bernardino to Lincoln with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Bernardino in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lincoln: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United States — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bernard Abbey, make a trip to Ave Maria Grotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and finally take in the views from Easley Covered Bridge. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and then bet on your favorite at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lincoln to Birmingham takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Birmingham, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville, United States — 2 nights

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Fish Amelia Island, learn about all things military at Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jacksonville trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Jacksonville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham to Jacksonville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach, United States — 3 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
You'll explore and learn at Colonial Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary (in Norfolk) and Williamsburg (The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg & Jamestown Settlement). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Norwegian Lady Statue, and look for all kinds of wild species at First Landing State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Jacksonville to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jacksonville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Virginia Beach, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Victoria Tunnel and Cragside House and Gardens. Get a sense of the local culture at Durham Cathedral and Quayside. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Riverside Falconry, step into the grandiose world of The Castle, Newcastle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and get curious at The Discovery Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Washington DC to Newcastle upon Tyne in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Newcastle upon Tyne. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get much colder in Newcastle upon Tyne: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Liverpool are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get some historical perspective at Chatsworth House and Manchester Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at National Football Museum and Science and Industry Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and St Anne's Church, Baslow (in Baslow). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum, examine the collection at The Manchester Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sackville Gardens.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Manchester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Warwick Castle and Birmingham Back to Backs. Visit Charlecote Park and Kenilworth Castle for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Coffin Works, see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, contemplate the long history of The Rest House, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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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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