57 days in United States, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

57 days in United States, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

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57 days in United States, United Kingdom & France Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  5​h
1
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  4​h
10
Rouen, France
— 4 nights
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
13
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

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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 Ellis Island. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Times Square.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route builder site .

Montreal, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Appreciate the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Edinburgh in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Edinburgh. In March, Edinburgh is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Strathblane Falconry, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tarbat Discovery Centre and Culloden Battlefield. You'll explore and learn at Highland Archive Centre and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inverness driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Tours Museums

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Folk Museum, Tarbat Discovery Centre
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenfinnan Church and Inveraray Jail. Appreciate the collections at Treasures of the Earth and Clan Cameron Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planning app .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Fort William

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Spean Bridge, Land Sea and Islands Centre, Inveraray Jail
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some cultural insight at Jesus Church and Hawkshead Grammar School. Lakeland Motor Museum and Beatrix Potter Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Moss Eccles Tarn, take a peaceful walk through Rydal Hall Sculpture Path, examine the collection at Armitt Museum, and browse for treasures at The Fitzwilliam Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside day trip planning website .

Getting from Fort William to Ambleside by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Predator Experience, Beamish Museum, Durham Cathedral, Jesus Church, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Jesus Church ©
Jesus Church

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Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Your inner history buff will appreciate Conwy Castle and Chester Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Tina Holley Gallery and The Art Hut. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, and take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Llandudno online trip builder .

You can drive from Ambleside to Llandudno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Llandudno sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, Portmeirion Village, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Church and St. Edward's Church. You'll explore and learn at Combe Mill and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Greystones Farm, view the masterpieces at The Cotswold Pottery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowshill Manor.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water trip website .

Drive from Llandudno to Bourton-on-the-Water in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Westonbirt Arboretum, Combe Mill, Corinium Museum, Snowshill Manor
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum capture your imagination. When in London, make a side trip to see Joe's Bows in Hernhill, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our London vacation planner .

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Joe's Bows
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Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Cemetery & Memorial and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur (in Caen). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), examine the collection at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and steep yourself in history at Manoir de Villers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from London to Rouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rouen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Rouen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Roche d'Oetre, Pavillon Flaubert, American Cemetery & Memorial, Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur, Caresse de Tigre
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime and Ecomusee Wallaby Boomerangs. Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Anglicane, get outside with Sentier sous marin, and take in panoramic vistas at Chateau d'Hyeres.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres attractions planner .

Fly from Paris to Hyeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Hyeres. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Chartreuse de la Verne, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Scuba & Snorkeling, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime
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Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Palais Lascaris and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Verrerie Pierini (in Biot), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, look for all kinds of wild species at La Recreation Champetre, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online trip planner .

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

La Croisette, Arboretum du Mont-Gros, Base Nature Francois Leotard, Verrerie Pierini, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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