47 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Braunschweig, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Karlsruhe
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nancy, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amiens, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oklahoma City, United States
— 11 nights
Fly
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Corpus Christi, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bakersfield, United States
— 3 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Toledo
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Toledo, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Antwerp

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Braunschweig, Germany — 2 nights

Steeped in centuries-long history, Braunschweig remains a fine example of a German medieval town in the region of Lower Saxony.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Dankwarderode Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jakob-Kemenate, then see the interesting displays at Autostadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Volkswagen Auto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lohmuehle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Baumwipfelpfad Bad Harzburg, then don't miss a visit to Brunswick Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Braunschweig trip itinerary planning website.

Antwerp, Belgium to Braunschweig is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour planner.

Traveling by train from Braunschweig to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then explore the world behind art at Albertinum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dresden online day trip planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Karlsruhe.
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Karlsruhe, Germany — 2 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Karlsruhe Palace, examine the collection at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Karlsruhe, identify plant and animal life at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Karlsruhe online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dresden to Karlsruhe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Karlsruhe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Nancy.
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Nancy, France — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Place Duroc, then admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, then don't miss a visit to Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort de Queuleu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nancy holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Karlsruhe to Nancy takes 3 hours. In June in Nancy, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.
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Amiens, France — 2 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then wander the streets of St-Leu, then look for gifts at Carnet de Voyages, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Australian National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amiens trip planner.

Drive from Nancy to Amiens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nancy in June: highs in Amiens hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau des Tourelles, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, then admire the natural beauty at Parc de Cleres, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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

Getting from Amiens to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): head outdoors with Riverside Falconry, view the masterpieces at Gallagher & Turner, then wander the streets of Quayside, and finally steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Beamish Museum and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne route maker.

Getting from Rouen to Newcastle upon Tyne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rouen in June, you will find days in Newcastle upon Tyne are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Manchester Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum, then stroll through Lyme Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bramhall Methodist Church.

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

Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tate Liverpool. On your second day here, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City, United States — 11 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
You'll explore and learn at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Henry Overholser Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Oklahoma City side-trips: Blue Whale of Catoosa (in Catoosa), Tulsa (Holy Family Cathedral, The Cave House, &more) and Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (in Indiahoma). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Stafford Air & Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, learn about all things military at 45th Infantry Division Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Oklahoma City takes 16 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Liverpool in June, you will find days in Oklahoma City are much hotter (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi, United States — 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Lexington Museum and Selena Museum. Popular historic sites such as Presidio La Bahia and Our Lady of Loreto Chapel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Goliad County Court House (in Goliad), Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, &more) and Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (in Rockport). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Texas State Aquarium.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip planner.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Corpus Christi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and finally appreciate the history behind Princess Bernice Pauahi Statue. On your second day here, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Honolulu in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Corpus Christi to Honolulu. When traveling from Corpus Christi in July, plan for slightly colder days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for San Diego.
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San Diego, United States — 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Diego in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bakersfield.
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Bakersfield, United States — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at California Living Museum (CALM), contemplate the long history of Tehachapi Loop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Adorable Alpacas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, then relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Bakersfield takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bakersfield: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Toledo.
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Toledo, United States — 2 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, brush up on your military savvy at Liberty Aviation Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The 577 Foundation, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakersfield to Toledo. The time zone difference when traveling from Bakersfield to Toledo is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bakersfield in July: high temperatures in Toledo hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can 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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