57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Cologne, Germany
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
4
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
14
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Cologne, Germany

4
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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Eskebjerg Vesterlyng (in Eskebjerg). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and contemplate the geological forces at Van Dijks Adventure.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen road trip planner .

Cologne, Germany to Copenhagen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cologne in March, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, Fuglereservat Vaserne
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Kalvebod Fælled ©
Kalvebod Fælled
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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.
Old Town in Aarhus and Tilst Kirke will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyst- og Fjordcentret and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, see the interesting displays at Besaettelsesmuseet, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tranbjerg Kirke.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Aarhus are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kyst- og Fjordcentret
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Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Tilst Kirke ©
Tilst Kirke

4
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslomarka and Norsk Folkemuseum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Vigeland Museum. There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Albin Upp Gallery & Art Cafe, and see the interesting displays at Nordisk bibelmuseum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Oslo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Aarhus in March since evenings lows in Oslo dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to San Francisco takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
nights
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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River) and Circle B Bar Reserve (in Lakeland). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and trek along Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando online holiday planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Stetson Mansion, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Circle B Bar Reserve, Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at American Museum of Natural History and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, brush up on your military savvy at KGB Espionage Museum, and make a trip to Times Square.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in March, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Change things up with a short trip to Strathblane Falconry in Strathblane (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Edinburgh in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Strathblane Falconry, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and Stainmore Railway Company. Get some historical perspective at St Lawrence Church and Chatsworth House. Explore York's surroundings by going to Walworth Castle Birds of Prey (in Walworth), SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Smardale Gill Nature Reserve (in Kirkby Stephen). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and explore the historical opulence of Brough Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read York tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in York

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kirkby Stephen, St Lawrence Church, Chatsworth House, The Donkey Sanctuary, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
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Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit The Roman Baths and Stonehenge for their historical value. Let the collections at Somerset Crafts and Bugatti Trust Visitor Center capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, and make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip maker .

Getting from York to Bath by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Burford, Winchcombe, Combe Mill, St. Mary's Church, Corinium Museum
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and The British Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Joe's Bows in Hernhill (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Joe's Bows
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Friet Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, and examine the collection at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal).

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Chocolate Nation in Antwerp, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chocolate Nation
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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