56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Beaune, France
— 3 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Billund Airport, Drive to Vejle
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Vejle, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Boise, United States
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs, United States
— 3 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Verona, Italy
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Beaune, France

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Ancy-le Franc and Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon. Get some historical perspective at Abbaye de Fontenay and Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaune: Dijon (Owl's Trail & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Beaune tour planner.

Metabief to Beaune is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June in Beaune, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Utrecht.

Things to do in Beaune

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Utrecht trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Beaune to Utrecht in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Beaune in June: highs in Utrecht hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vejle.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Vejle, Denmark

— 4 nights
Get some historical perspective at Mollestien and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vejle: Givskud Zoo (in Give), Egeskov Castle (in Odense) and Aarhus (Marselisborg Slot, Moesgaard Museum, &more).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vejle trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Utrecht to Vejle with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Vejle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vejle

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet. Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek capture your imagination. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, wander the streets of Stroeget, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, and explore the historical opulence of Christiansborg Slot.

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

You can fly from Vejle to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Boise.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

Boise, United States

— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Mining & Geology, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey, see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boise day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Boise takes 17 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen to Boise, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in June, with highs in Boise at 34°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boise

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Colorado Springs, United States

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Appreciate the collections at Denver Botanic Gardens and Molly Brown House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Denver Union Station (in Denver) and Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Boise to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Washington DC, United States

— 6 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 some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC to go to Annapolis and see Family Fishing Adventures, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire all the interesting features of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker app.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Washington DC is 2 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Washington DC. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

New York City, United States

— 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. 9/11 Memorial and Sands Point Preserve will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve (in Merrick), Philadelphia (Christ Church & Independence Hall) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: stroll around Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 5:

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Lio Piccolo (in Cavallino-Treporti), Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Venice takes 11.5 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Verona, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Visit Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Museo di Castelvecchio for their historical value. Let the collections at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Museo Ferrari capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and explore the world behind art at AMO - Arena Museo Opera.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Popular historic sites such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Suquet are in your itinerary. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nice tour planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. When traveling from Verona in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary website.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Lyon, France

— 4 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Colline de Fourviere are in your itinerary. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres), Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors) and Le sentier du Karst (in Bouvante). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lyon road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marseille in July since evenings lows in Lyon dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards

Utrecht Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Observation Decks

South Jutland travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
South Jutland, a key border territory with a rich and turbulent history due to its strategic location on the German border, boasts the country's oldest town, beaches, and a rambling national park. Having changed hands many times over hundreds of years, South Jutland has reinvented itself again and again; still, the past feels alive in historical towns with impressive cathedrals and castles and a number of museums that offer insight into the area's fascinating history. South Jutland continues to celebrate its unique heritage through festivals and celebrations held throughout the year. Explore the area on foot, by car, or by bike before taking advantage of the water sports offered at nearby beaches.

Zealand travel guide

4.1
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
The largest and most populated island in the nation, Zealand houses the country's metropolitan capital city juxtaposed with stretches of sandy beaches, lush woodlands, peaceful lakes, rolling hills, and a number of small fishing villages and harbor towns. With a rich history tied to its coastal position and the presence of the tallest cliffs in the nation, Zealand boasts striking white fortresses bordering the Baltic Sea, majestic castles, and other remnants from the Viking era.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas · Bodies of Water
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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