56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
7
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
9
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
10
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
11
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
13
Derby, United Kingdom
— 1 night
14
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Kunstmuseum Den Haag), Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Saskatoon, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Saskatoon to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saskatoon in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Nieuwe Kerk, Lentevreugd
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei, and finally see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Molsbroek.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Molsbroek
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Atomium and Magritte Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels visit planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Brussels, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then make a trip to The Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Ancien Hopital Royal in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, identify plant and animal life at Paris Plongee, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris route builder.

Take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Paris Plongee
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lérins Islands and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get some historical perspective at La Croisette and Palais Lascaris. Step out of Nice to go to St-Paul-de-Vence and see Saint-Paul de Vence, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice travel planning website.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Saint-Paul de Vence, La cité médiévale, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at House of the Black Heads, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Riga itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Riga in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nice to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Riga is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
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 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sovereign Hill and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Sea All Dolphin Swims in Queenscliff (about 1h 35 min away). Dedicate the 31st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Melbourne takes 25 hours. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Riga to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Sea All Dolphin Swims
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Blue Mountains 4WD. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Gallery One88 & Katoomba Cascades), Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the exhibits of Brett Whiteley Studio, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katoomba, Faulconbridge, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Blue Mountains 4WD, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and The Strip. Let the collections at The Neon Museum and Titanic capture your imagination. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Las Vegas takes 20 hours. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planning tool.

Fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and stroll through BobCat Alpacas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip app.

Fly from New York City to Edinburgh in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh. In April, Edinburgh is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glasgow, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Strathblane Falconry
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
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Derby, United Kingdom

Derby ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum , appreciate the extensive heritage of Cromford Canal, and then steep yourself in history at Kedleston Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Derby trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Edinburgh to Derby in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Derby can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Derby

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Matlock, Kedleston Hall
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
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Kedleston Hall ©
Kedleston Hall
Cromford Canal ©
Cromford Canal

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Big Ben, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Derby to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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