57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

57 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
6
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
7
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
9
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
10
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
11
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
12
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
13
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
14
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
15
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights

3
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.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Grote Markt). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Brussels and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels attractions planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, see the interesting displays at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Tate Modern. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the London vacation planner.

Do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bruges to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
The Roman Baths and Jet Age Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stonehenge and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Hailes Abbey (in Hailes), Bugatti Trust Visitor Center (in Gotherington) and Winchcombe (Hailes Church & Belas Knap). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planning website.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Glastonbury, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Castle Combe
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

4
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Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get a sense of the local culture at Corinium Museum and Berkeley Castle. Let the collections at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Museum in the Park capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Berkeley (Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden & St. Mary's Church), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Birdland, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St John Baptist.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berkeley, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Malmesbury, Stow-on-the-Wold
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

4
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visit Castle Crag and Jesus Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lakeland Motor Museum and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Hardknott Roman Fort (in Eskdale), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, explore the world behind art at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Brough Castle.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ambleside trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Ambleside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Penrith, Troutbeck, Tarn Hows, Alpacaly Ever After, Castle Crag
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, tour the pleasant surroundings at BobCat Alpacas, steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh route maker.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Strathblane Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Land Sea and Islands Centre and The Commando Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Fort Augustus (The Clansman Centre & Fort Augustus Abbey), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, examine the collection at Glenfinnan railway museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Mallaig Heritage Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William day trip site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Arisaig, Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Corrimony Chambered Cairn. You'll explore and learn at Highland Folk Museum and Historylinks Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, identify plant and animal life at Udale Bay, and stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Inverness route maker website.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Highland Folk Museum
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, visit Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planning site.

Fly from Inverness to New York City in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inverness in October, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
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

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road, delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, and explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Exploratorium, take a tour of USS Pampanito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect San Francisco to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vigeland Museum and The Ibsen Museum. Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Det Kongelige Slott will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, explore the galleries of 22 July Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, and see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo tour site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Oslo takes 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Oslo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and Stroeget. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and admire the striking features of Kastellet.

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Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Copenhagen, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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