59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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59 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Cologne, Germany
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
5
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  12​h
7
Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
9
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Cologne, Germany

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Gemeentemuseum Den Haag). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bastogne War Museum and Autoworld. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural Sciences.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bastogne War Museum
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Gravensteen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Belfry of Bruges. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blenheim Palace and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Canterbury Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Dover Castle (in Dover) and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool .

Drive from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to London. March in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Canterbury Cathedral, Blenheim Palace, Dover Castle
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beamish Museum and Durham Cathedral. Visit Liverpool Cathedral and Lincoln Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Lincoln Cathedral (in Lincoln), Liverpool (World Museum & The Beatles Story) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planner .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Liverpool, Lincoln, Whitby Abbey, Beverley Minster, Durham Cathedral
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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Bamburgh Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: The Alnwick Garden (in Alnwick), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, The Alnwick Garden, Lindisfarne Priory, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

4
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Dali Museum and Stetson Mansion. You'll explore and learn at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Lightner Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach), St. Augustine (Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine & St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum) and Imagine Museum (in St. Petersburg). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando attractions planning website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Orlando by combination of train and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in March, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Stetson Mansion
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and St. Paul's Chapel. 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in March; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Viking Ship Museum and Holmenkollen Ski Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fram Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frogner Church, examine the collection at Munch Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oslomarka.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oslo sightseeing planner .

You can fly from New York City to Oslo in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Oslo is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Oslo to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Den Gamle By and Egeskov Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moesgaard Museum and Tilst Kirke. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mejlby Kirke, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town in Aarhus, and get a new perspective on nature at Naturhistorisk Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Oslo to Aarhus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Oslo in April, Aarhus is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kronborg and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. You'll explore and learn at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), take a stroll through Stroeget, and explore the galleries of Thorvaldsens Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip website .

Traveling by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kronborg
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Berliner Dom and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip app .

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Visit Frauenkirche and Stallhof for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to The Dresden Zwinger and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

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You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at BMW Museum and Cathedral of St Peter's. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephan's Cathedral and Nymphenburg Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Walhalla (in Donaustauf), Herrenchiemsee New Palace (in Herreninsel) and Nuremberg Palace of Justice (in Nuremberg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Nuremberg Palace of Justice, Cathedral of St Peter's, Old Town, Walhalla
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Dom St. Stephan ©
Dom St. Stephan
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum

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