58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Metz, France
— 5 nights
Train to Luxembourg, Gare Rocade, Fly to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 16 nights
Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Chatham
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Chatham, United States
— 2 nights
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Hadley, United States
— 3 nights
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Boston, United States
— 7 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 3 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Visit Chateau de Murol and Eglise Notre-Dame de Chamalieres for their historical value. Cathedrale De Bourges and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Clermont-Ferrand, make a side trip to see Musee du Materiel in Bourges, approximately Bourges away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Puy-de-Dome Volcano, stroll around Jardin Lecoq, examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin, and see where the action happens at ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Clermont-Ferrand vacation planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Clermont-Ferrand is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Clermont-Ferrand is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Lyon, France

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Colline de Fourviere. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Le couvent (in Chazelles-sur-Lavieu), La Maison de la Passementerie (in Jonzieux) and Gorges de la Loire (in Chambles). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, stroll through Le Centre d'Observation de la Nature de l'Ile du Beurre, Head underground at Les Grottes de La Balme, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lyon travel planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:

Chamonix, France

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get some cultural insight at Plateau des Glieres and Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chamonix Cemetery and Eglise Saint Michel. Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval (Gorges des Tines, Reserve Naturelle, &more), Via Ferrata Yves Pollet-Villard (in La Clusaz) and Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac (in Doussard). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Tunnel du Mont-Blanc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier des Bossons, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chamonix tour builder.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Chamonix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Strasbourg, France

— 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fort De Schoenenbourg and Memorial Maginot de Haute-Alsace. Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Musee Serret are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l'Alsace Centrale (in Muttersholtz), Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand (in Wattwiller) and La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, stroll through Petite Camargue Alsacienne, and learn about all things military at L'Abri-Memoire.

Before you visit Strasbourg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Chamonix to Strasbourg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Metz.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Metz, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg and Ouvrage de La Ferte will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy and Musee de la Poupee Petitcollin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Metz: Reims (Musee des Beaux-Arts & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims), Paul-Etienne Saint Germain (in Epernay) and Camp Marguerre (in Loison). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriere du Barrois, and make a trip to Place Stanislas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Metz trip tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Metz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Metz can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

London, United Kingdom

— 16 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats (in Boughton Monchelsea), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Stratford-upon-Avon (S&D Falconry & The Welcombe Hills). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and delve into the distant past at Stonehenge.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Metz to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Metz to London due to the time zone difference. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chatham.

Things to do in London

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 10:

Chatham, United States

— 2 nights
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bell's Neck Conservation Lands, then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, and then engage your brain at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chatham trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from London to Chatham. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Chatham are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hadley.

Things to do in Chatham

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Hadley, United States

— 3 nights
Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hadley side-trips: Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens (in South Deerfield), Moore State Park (in Paxton) and Rock House Reservation (in West Brookfield). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge and trek along Bearsden Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hadley sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Chatham to Hadley in 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Hadley when traveling from Chatham in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Hadley

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Boston, United States

— 7 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail. Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Sandwich Glass Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Hoxie House (in Sandwich), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, shop like a local with Cape Cod Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, and get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

You can drive from Hadley to Boston in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hadley in October since evenings lows in Boston dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Aero.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:

Aero, Denmark

— 5 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hammerichs Hus and Galleri Rita Lund Malerier. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marstal Kirke and Rise Kirke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aero: Ladbyskibet (in Odense) and Faaborg (Elsographical Museum of Drejet, Svanninge Bjerge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing, examine the collection at Flaske Peters Samling, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bregninge Kirke, and tee off at Aero Golf Club.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aero road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boston to Aero. Traveling from Boston to Aero, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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Grand Est travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Funen and Islands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Zoos
Garden of Denmark
Funen and Islands, characterized by orchards, rolling hills, and quaint, thatched farmhouses, serves as the country's second-largest island and a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Separated from the surrounding 90 islands by numerous bays and inlets, much of the region's charm comes from the bridges, ferries, boats, and kayaks that are used to travel between the islands. Birthplace of the legendary fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen, the region features a museum dedicated to his life and work nestled alongside beautiful historic manor houses and castles. You'll also find roads featuring charming pedestrian crossing lights inspired by the Andersen's stories here. Be sure to explore the nation's only Viking ship grave to learn more about the area's rich history, and take advantage of the shopping and nightlife on the islands.