57 days in Europe, South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

57 days in Europe, South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
5
Margaret River, Australia
— 3 nights
6
Fremantle, Australia
— 3 nights
7
Ballarat, Australia
— 3 nights
8
Santa Barbara, United States
— 3 nights
9
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
10
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
11
Niagara Falls, United States
— 3 nights
12
Telford, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
13
Doncaster, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
14
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
15
La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
16
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
17
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
18
Beaune, France
— 3 nights
19
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night

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St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Naturmuseum St Gallen, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pfalzkeller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Broderbrunnen, get to know the fascinating history of Bleicheli Stadtlounge, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, thenexamine the collection at Museum Appenzell, and finally look for gifts at Flauderei.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Gallen vacation builder tool.

Kaprun, Austria to St. Gallen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in St. Gallen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Appenzell, Bleicheli Stadtlounge
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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Naturmuseum St Gallen ©
Naturmuseum St Gallen
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Bleicheli  Stadtlounge ©
Bleicheli Stadtlounge

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Appreciate the collections at StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart and Haus Der Geschichte Baden-Wurttemberg. Get a sense of the local culture at Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier and Haus der Musik - Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Feuerseeplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche), tour the pleasant surroundings at Teehaus, Weissenburg Park, and stroll around Schillerplatz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Stuttgart in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier ©
Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier
StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart ©
StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart
Hegel-Haus ©
Hegel-Haus

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister and The Dresden Zwinger will appeal to museum buffs. St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Stadtkirche St. Marien will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Leipzig (Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Stuttgart to Dresden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Leipzig, Stadtkirche St. Marien
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Stadtkirche St. Marien ©
Stadtkirche St. Marien

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rynek Gorny
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground

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Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Escape the urban bustle at Jewel Cave and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta) and St George's Anglican Parish of Dunsborough (in Dunsborough). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, Head underground at Lake Cave, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River online vacation maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Krakow to Margaret River in 28 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Krakow to Margaret River. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fremantle.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Busselton Jetty, Brookland Valley Vineyard, St George's Anglican Parish of Dunsborough
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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Fremantle, Australia

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of WA Shipwrecks Museum, see the interesting displays at WA Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, thenidentify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fremantle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Margaret River to Fremantle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Perth Mint, Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
WA Shipwrecks Museum ©
WA Shipwrecks Museum
WA Maritime Museum ©
WA Maritime Museum

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Ballarat, Australia

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballarat Wildlife Park and Lake Wendouree. Appreciate the collections at Bendigo Art Gallery and Sovereign Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Bendigo (La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre & Living Arts Space) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Fremantle to Ballarat takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fremantle to Ballarat is 2 hours. When traveling from Fremantle in September, plan for little chillier days in Ballarat, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bendigo, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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Santa Barbara, United States

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Leadbetter Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Ballarat to Santa Barbara with the Route module. Traveling from Ballarat to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ballarat in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Barbara: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Miniature World and Royal BC Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and First Metropolitan United Church of Canada. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Costume Museum, explore the activities along Inner Harbour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Victoria trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Barbara to Victoria. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: high temperatures in Victoria hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Miniature World ©
Miniature World
Pioneer Square Old Burying Ground ©
Pioneer Square Old Burying Ground

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Step out of the city life by going to Shannon Falls Provincial Park and Whistler Village Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Whistler (Whistler Blackcomb, Off-Road Tours, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Whistler, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Vallea Lumina ©
Vallea Lumina
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

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Niagara Falls, United States

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Canalside and then get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island.

Find out how to plan Niagara Falls trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Vancouver to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and train takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Niagara Falls. When traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Telford.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo, Fantasy Island
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Canalside ©
Canalside

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Telford, United Kingdom

Telford ©
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ludlow Castle and Stokesay Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and Blists Hill Victorian Town. Change things up with a short trip to British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park in Oswestry (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along The Quarry, admire the natural beauty at Attingham Park, and contemplate the long history of Shrewsbury Prison.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Telford road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Niagara Falls to Telford. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Telford due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in October: highs in Telford hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Doncaster.

Things to do in Telford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shrewsbury, Ludlow, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Quarry ©
The Quarry
Ludlow Castle ©
Ludlow Castle
Stokesay Castle ©
Stokesay Castle

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Doncaster, United Kingdom

Doncaster ©
Doncaster, is a large market town in South Yorkshire, England. On the 8th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael & All Angels, Brodsworth, and then admire the landmark architecture of Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Shepherds Place Farm and then meet the residents at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Doncaster trip planner.

You can drive from Telford to Doncaster in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Doncaster

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens ©
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
St Michael & All Angels, Brodsworth ©
St Michael & All Angels, Brodsworth

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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lysefjord and Vistnestunet Gardsmuseum. Old Stavanger and Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Landa Park in Forsand Municipality (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, see the interesting displays at Stavanger Museum, admire the masterpieces at Reidar Berge museet, and pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip maker tool.

You can fly from Doncaster to Stavanger in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Doncaster to Stavanger, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doncaster, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Stavanger, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boraunen Boulder, Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, Landa Park, Vistnestunet Gardsmuseum
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Chatelaillon and Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves. Le phare de chassiron and Eglise Saint-Pierre will appeal to history buffs. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re (in Saint Martin de Re), Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort) and Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, and make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle vacation planner.

Fly from Stavanger to La Rochelle in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stavanger in October: high temperatures in La Rochelle hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves, Plage de Chatelaillon, Eglise Saint-Pierre
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La ville d'Hiver and Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion. Popular historic sites such as St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse are in your itinerary. When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see La Grande Dune du Pilat in Pyla-sur-Mer, approximately Pyla-sur-Mer away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Monument aux Girondins and don't miss a visit to Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bordeaux, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, La Grande Dune du Pilat, La ville d'Hiver
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vallon des Auffes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Visiting Le Sentier des Ocres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Roman Theatre of Orange, Le Sentier des Ocres
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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Beaune, France

Beaune ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Sainte Madeleine and Place de la Halle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and Museum of Avallon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaune: Eglise Saint-Hilaire (in Bazoches), Dijon (Place de la Liberation & Owl's Trail) and Musee Municipal (in Semur-en-Auxois). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place Courbet, examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Besancon.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beaune trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Beaune takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marseille in October; daily highs in Beaune reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Dijon, Eglise Saint-Hilaire, Museum of Avallon, La Citadelle de Besancon, Place Courbet
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Eglise Saint-Hilaire ©
Eglise Saint-Hilaire
Museum of Avallon ©
Museum of Avallon

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Baafsabdij, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk, and finally contemplate the long history of Het Groot Vleeshuis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent road trip planning site.

You can drive from Beaune to Ghent in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Ghent, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sint-Jacobskerk ©
Sint-Jacobskerk
Het Groot Vleeshuis ©
Het Groot Vleeshuis

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