58 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 night
2
Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
3
Chester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
5
Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
6
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
7
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
8
Nice, France
— 6 nights
9
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
10
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
11
Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
12
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
13
Duluth, United States
— 4 nights

1
night
Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the world behind art at Jheronimus Bosch Art Center.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Den Bosch trip itinerary planner.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to Den Bosch is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pietermaritzburg to Den Bosch due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pietermaritzburg in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Den Bosch: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zwolle.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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Noordbrabants Museum ©
Noordbrabants Museum
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Jheronimus Bosch Art Center ©
Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

1
night
Zwolle, The Netherlands

Zwolle
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Paleis Het Loo, thenexplore the world behind art at Herman Brood Museum & Experience, thenexamine the collection at Museum de Fundatie, and finally see the interesting displays at Historisch Centrum Overijssel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zwolle day trip planning app.

You can drive from Den Bosch to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chester.

Things to do in Zwolle

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Paleis Het Loo
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Museum de Fundatie
Museum de Fundatie
Historisch Centrum Overijssel ©
Historisch Centrum Overijssel
Paleis Het Loo ©
Paleis Het Loo

2
nights
Chester, United Kingdom

Chester ©
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, meet the residents at Chester Zoo, and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Chester. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chester Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist's Church, and then contemplate the long history of Eastgate & Eastgate Clock.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chester online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zwolle to Chester. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Chester, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Chester

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Walls of Chester ©
Walls of Chester
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens ©

5
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 La Brede - Montesquieu for their historical value. St. Andre Cathedral and Tour Pey-Berland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lascaux II, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, and grab your bike and head to Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip planning site.

You can fly from Chester to Bordeaux in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chester to Bordeaux. Traveling from Chester in September, things will get a bit warmer in Bordeaux: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux, Lascaux II, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich

5
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Popular historic sites such as Phare de Biarritz and Parish Our Lady of the Rock - St Martin Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Arnaga and Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz, get outside with La Grande Plage, and kick back and relax at Plage du Miramar.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Biarritz trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bordeaux to Biarritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Biarritz, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Arnaga
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Plage de la Milady ©
Plage de la Milady
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

5
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Escape the urban bustle at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue and Ile de la Barthelasse. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Musee du Petit Palais. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon (in Tarascon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Agricol, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Biarritz to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Arles, Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon, Carrieres des Lumieres
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Let the collections at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, and take a stroll through The Panier.

Plan my trip to Marseille with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

6
nights
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.
Vieille Ville and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

5
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get outdoors at Gauja National Park and Jurmala Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, examine the collection at Musee Art Nouveau, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Riga route planner.

Getting from Nice to Riga by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Riga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in October, expect nights in Riga to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jurmala, Gauja National Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Tervete Nature Park, Rundāle Palace
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get some historical perspective at St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery & Safaris). And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and stroll through The Blue Arrow Circuit.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Cairns takes 28 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Riga to Cairns. In October, Cairns is much hotter than Riga - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get some historical perspective at Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Art Gallery and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Mapleton to see Mapleton Observatory about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Old Government House, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chenrezig Institute, Mapleton Observatory, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

5
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rotorua Museum and Tukairangi Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Huka Falls Walkway and Te Puia. Step out of Rotorua to go to Taupo and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trot along with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rotorua, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Rotorua takes 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Rotorua, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rotorua: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Duluth.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Duluth, United States

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Lakewalk and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Congdon Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, make a trip to Canal Park, and take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Duluth route app.

Explore your travel options from Rotorua to Duluth with the Route module. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Rotorua to Duluth due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rotorua in October; daily highs in Duluth reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum ©
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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