55 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
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Boulder, United States
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Airborne Cemetery and Boekhandel Dominicanen. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and PSV Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Eindhoven side-trips: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur, see the interesting displays at Philips Museum, and make a trip to Vrijthof.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Eindhoven trip itinerary maker website.

Liege, Belgium to Eindhoven is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Enschede.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Enschede, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Popular historic sites such as Castle and gardens Twickel and Kamp Westerbork are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Holten Canadian War Cemetery and Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Change things up with these side-trips from Enschede: Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Het Lutterzand, see some colorful creatures with Diveworld, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grolsch Brouwerij Tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Enschede road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Enschede takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Appreciate the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Madurodam and Kijk-Kubus. When in Rotterdam, make a side trip to see World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk, approximately Kinderdijk away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, and take in the views from Erasmus Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alkmaar.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Alkmaar, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Zuiderzeemuseum and Museummolen Schermer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Alkmaar: Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Noordhollands Duinreservaat, browse the eclectic array of goods at Alkmaar cheese market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk in Hoorn, and don't miss a visit to Grote Sint Laurenskerk.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alkmaar trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rotterdam to Alkmaar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Alkmaar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Begijnhof. Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat), Edams Museum (in Edam) and Ocean Legends Tours (in Almere). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Ilperveld, see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Alkmaar to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Las Vegas, United States — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Veteran's Memorial Park & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and see the interesting displays at The National Atomic Testing Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Las Vegas takes 13 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boulder.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Boulder, United States — 4 nights

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Wild Basin Area. Let the collections at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins), Room Escape Games (in Loveland) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, and sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Boulder takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Boulder, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Moscow, Russia — 5 nights

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. State Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with GUM, admire the masterpieces at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moscow day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boulder to Moscow. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder to Moscow is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boulder in July: highs in Moscow hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yerevan.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Yerevan, Armenia — 4 nights

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Popular historic sites such as The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Khor Virap and Saint Gayane Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Vagharshapat (The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots & Echmiadzin Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and don't miss a visit to Republic Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan route maker site.

Getting from Moscow to Yerevan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in August, you will find days in Yerevan are much hotter (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 3 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get some historical perspective at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and Insomnia Haunted House Kyiv. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Golden Gate, get around town with Kiev Funicular, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

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You can fly from Yerevan to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yerevan in August, with highs in Kyiv (Kiev) at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Dresden.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore and learn at The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frauenkirche Dresden and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein) and Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and make a trip to Procession of Princes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dresden trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Dresden by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, you will find days in Dresden are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Frankfurt (Oder).
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Frankfurt (Oder), Germany — 1 night

On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to St. Marienkirche and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Friedenskirche.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt (Oder) trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Frankfurt (Oder) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Charlottenburg Palace and Berliner Dom will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Schloss Cecilienhof). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt (Oder) to Berlin takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Gelsenkirchen.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Gelsenkirchen, Germany — 1 night

Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Dorfkirche Stiepel, examine the collection at German Mining Museum, then don't miss a visit to RevuePalast Ruhr, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoom Erlebniswelt.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gelsenkirchen sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Berlin to Gelsenkirchen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dusseldorf.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Dusseldorf, Germany — 1 night

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Benrath, and then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Gelsenkirchen to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Cologne, Germany — 4 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Let the collections at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cologne Cathedral and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Trier (Kaiserthermen, Porta Nigra, &more) and Cochem (Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem & Reichsburg Cochem). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cologne trip planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Cologne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

United States travel guide

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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.
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