58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Sion, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Lens, France
— 2 nights
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Train to Lille Flandres, Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Rennes
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Rennes, France
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
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Dallas, United States
— 1 night
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York Minster and St Chad`s. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Railway Museum and Science and Industry Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Eden Camp Modern History Museum (in Malton), Castle Howard (in York) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manchester road trip planner.

Fort William to Manchester is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Houses of Parliament. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Joe's Bows (in Hernhill). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, walk around Isabella Plantation, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Basel trip maker app.

Getting from London to Basel by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Basel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Basel sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte (in Appenzell). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sion.
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Sion, Switzerland — 2 nights

Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Fondation Opale, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, then identify plant and animal life at Domaines des Iles, and finally explore the historical opulence of Valere Basilica.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sion trip tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Sion in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Resonance Canyon (in Saint-Baudille-de-la-Tour) and Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sion to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lens.
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Lens, France — 2 nights

Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, learn about all things military at Carriere Wellington, and then make a trip to Grand Place.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lens trip planning site.

You can fly from Lyon to Lens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rennes.
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Rennes, France — 2 nights

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the striking features of Mairie de Rennes, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), then see the interesting displays at Les Champs Libres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rennes tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Lens to Rennes by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will leave for Toulouse on the 26th (Fri).
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Toulouse, France — 1 night

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toulouse trip planner.

Fly from Rennes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Toulouse sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 5 nights

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.
Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Tour Pey-Berland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lascaux II (in Montignac), Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord (in Perigueux) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Let the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Trolib (in Cassis) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in June, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), explore the galleries of Parc de Montjuic, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning app.

You can fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 5 nights

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba) and Ronda (Dona Felisa Winery & Museo Lara). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Seville hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Mountain Story trails (in Alpedrete), Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia) and Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States — 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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

You can fly from Madrid to Washington DC in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Washington DC is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas, United States — 1 night

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dallas is minus 1 hour. In June, Dallas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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