58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Start: Metabief, France
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Dresden, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
8
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
12
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
End: Metabief, France

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Rietberg and Old Town. You'll explore and learn at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Musee Visionnaire Zurich. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Haus zum Rech, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich holiday planning tool.

Metabief, France to Zurich is an approximately 3- hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip app.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Rome reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Battistero di San Giovanni). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and look for gifts at M.G. Design.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Oratorio di San Giorgio, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Nuremberg (Rochusfriedhof, St. Lorenz Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Munich tour planner.

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get a bit cooler in Munich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nuremberg
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

5
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Dresden Zwinger and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Frauenkirche Dresden and Katholische Hofkirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Weimar (Goethes Gartenhaus, Goethe National Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Albertinum, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, contemplate the long history of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dresden vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and train from Munich to Dresden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Weimar
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder.

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

4
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Old Town in Aarhus. Helligaandskirken and Aarhus Domkirke will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Egeskov Castle in Odense (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, take an in-depth tour of Moesgaard Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tilst Kirke.

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

Getting from Berlin to Aarhus by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Egeskov Castle
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Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet. Visit Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, see the interesting displays at Thorvaldsens Museum, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and Fort Point. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and stop by SoMa.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to San Francisco in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online visit planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Military Park). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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