53 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

53 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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1
Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
2
Reims, France
— 3 nights
3
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
4
Lyon, France
— 4 nights
5
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
6
Trencin, Slovakia
— 1 day
7
Schwerin, Germany
— 1 night
8
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
9
Tonsberg, Norway
— 1 night
10
Detroit, United States
— 3 nights
11
Traverse City, United States
— 2 nights
12
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
13
Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
14
Key West, United States
— 6 nights
15
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

5
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Ghent: Bruges (Gruuthusemuseum, Groeningemuseum, &more) and Calvarieberg (in Ostend). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Cemetery, examine the collection at Huis Arnold Vander Haeghen, get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, and identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary maker tool.

Agrigento, Italy to Ghent is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or take a train. In September, Ghent is little chillier than Agrigento - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bruges, Calvarieberg
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

3
nights
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Palais du Tau. Appreciate the collections at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum and Champagne Henry de Vaugency. Change things up with these side-trips from Reims: Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave (in Verdun), La Tranchee de Chattancourt (in Chattancourt) and Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial & Saint Mihiel American Cemetery). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at WineBubbles, admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Amand, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reims trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Reims in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. September in Reims sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave, La Tranchee de Chattancourt, Eglise Saint Amand, Paul-Etienne Saint Germain
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

4
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Fort De Schoenenbourg. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Chateau du Scheoneck. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Petit Ouvrage du Bambesch (in Bambiderstroff), Carriere du Barrois (in Freyming-Merlebach) and Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial (in Saint-Avold). There's much more to do: make a trip to Place Stanislas, learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Marienthal, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online trip planner.

Take a train from Reims to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Strasbourg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Nancy, Petit Ouvrage du Bambesch, Domaine Albert Seltz, Chateau du Scheoneck, Carriere du Barrois
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

4
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee de Grenoble. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Le couvent (in Chazelles-sur-Lavieu), Gorges de la Loire (in Chambles) and Eglise Sainte Marie (in Saint-Etienne). The adventure continues: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prieure de Charriere, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lyon driving holiday website.

Fly from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grenoble, Le couvent, Prieure de Charriere, Gorges de la Loire, Salle de la Diana
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

4
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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.
Visit Place de la Bourse and Chateau de Monbazillac for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at St. Andre Cathedral and Eglise de Saint Astier. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Front, explore the historical opulence of Chateau L'Eveques, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Cadouin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de Cadouin.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bordeaux fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Lyon to Bordeaux by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Trencin.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cadouin, Perigueux, Porte de Luzier, Chateau Cluzeau, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Chateau de Monbazillac ©
Chateau de Monbazillac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front

1
day
Trencin, Slovakia

Trencin ©
Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120km from Bratislava. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Parish Stairway, contemplate the long history of Mestska Veza, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Piarist Church of St. Francis Xavier, and finally steep yourself in history at Trenciansky Hrad.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trencin online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Bordeaux to Trencin with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Schwerin.

Things to do in Trencin

Historic Sites
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Trenciansky Hrad ©
Trenciansky Hrad

1
night
Schwerin, Germany

Schwerin ©
Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Pfaffenteich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schwerin Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Schwerin, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss). On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Johannes Kirche and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik.

You can plan Schwerin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Trencin to Schwerin in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Schwerin are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Schwerin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sankt Johannes Kirche, Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Pfaffenteich ©
Pfaffenteich
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Schwerin Cathedral ©
Schwerin Cathedral

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Moesgaard Museum. Visit Helligaandskirken and Lystrup Kirke for their historical value. Take a break from Aarhus with a short trip to Kyst- og Fjordcentret in Oersted, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Den Gamle By, pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, and get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus journey website.

Traveling by car from Schwerin to Aarhus takes 4.5 hours. In September in Aarhus, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Tonsberg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kyst- og Fjordcentret
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Helligaandskirken ©
Helligaandskirken
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

1
night
Tonsberg, Norway

Tonsberg ©
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Castle Rock Tower, take an in-depth tour of Slottsfjellsmuseet, and then take in the waterfront at Brygga i Toensberg.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tonsberg road trip site.

Drive from Aarhus to Tonsberg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September in Tonsberg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Tonsberg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Brygga i Toensberg ©
Brygga i Toensberg
Slottsfjellsmuseet ©
Slottsfjellsmuseet
Castle Rock Tower
Castle Rock Tower

3
nights
Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Detroit Institute of Arts and The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Henry Ford and The 577 Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Snook's Dream Cars (in Bowling Green), Seven Ponds Nature Center (in Dryden) and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (in Toledo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and walk around Belle Isle Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Detroit day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Tonsberg to Detroit with the Route module. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Tonsberg to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tonsberg in October; daily highs in Detroit reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dearborn, Snook's Dream Cars, Seven Ponds Nature Center, The 577 Foundation, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
nights
Traverse City, United States

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center and then explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mission Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Michigan Artists Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City itinerary planner.

Getting from Detroit to Traverse City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Traverse City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Music House Museum
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center

4
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Science and Industry and Swedish American Museum. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart & Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend, Cantigny Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, get your game on at Nomadic, and laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Orlando vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Orlando. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Winter Park
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Timothy's Gallery ©
Timothy's Gallery

6
nights
Key West, United States

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Truman Little White House and Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Crane Point Museum & Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To plan Key West vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon, National Key Deer Refuge, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, thencontemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and finally examine the collection at The Beatles Story.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool route website.

Explore your travel options from Key West to Liverpool with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Key West to Liverpool. Traveling from Key West in October, expect Liverpool to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum

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