56 days in Europe, Asia & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe, Asia & United States Itinerary

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Dnipro, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 1 night
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Shenyang, China
— 2 nights
Fly to Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport, Drive to Iwata
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Iwata, Japan
— 1 night
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Yokohama, Japan
— 4 nights
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Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Daegu Airport, Drive to Pohang
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Pohang, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive to Daegu Airport, Fly to Dallas
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Dallas, United States
— 3 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Mechelen
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dresden, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Dnipro, Ukraine — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about all things military at Battle for Dnieper Diorama, take an in-depth tour of Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Karl Marx Prospect.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dnipro vacation builder site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Dnipro is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May in Dnipro, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — 1 night

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, then contemplate the long history of Gandantegchenling Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dnipro to Ulaanbaatar. Traveling from Dnipro to Ulaanbaatar, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dnipro in May; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shenyang.
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Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Shenyang, China — 2 nights

A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) and then browse the exhibits of Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Shenyang Zhaoling Mausoleum and then see the interesting displays at "9.18"Historical Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shenyang day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulaanbaatar to Shenyang. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iwata.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Iwata, Japan — 1 night

Iwata is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, widely known as the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuisai Temple, see the interesting displays at Yamaha Communication Plaza, and then admire the landmark architecture of Iwata Old Mitsuke School.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Iwata itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shenyang to Iwata. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yokohama.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Yokohama, Japan — 4 nights

Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankeien Gardens and Kōtoku-in. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Yokohama Silk Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yokohama: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Hakone-machi (Okada Museum of Art & Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art, take a stroll through Yokohama Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, and walk around Yamashita Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yokohama planner.

You can drive from Iwata to Yokohama in 3.5 hours. In May in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pohang.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Pohang, South Korea — 1 night

Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and a main seaport in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Seokguram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulguksa Temple. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gyeongju National Museum.

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

Explore your travel options from Yokohama to Pohang with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yokohama in May: highs in Pohang hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Dallas, United States — 3 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dallas visit planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pohang to Dallas. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 15 hours. When traveling from Pohang in May, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Chicago, United States — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, stroll around Millennium Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in May, with highs in Chicago at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia), Mountain Story trails (in Alpedrete) and Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Catedral Primada, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the striking features of Templo de Debod, see some colorful creatures with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

Find out how to plan Madrid trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Madrid takes 11.5 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Find places to stay May 23 — 29:

Marseille, France — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) are in your itinerary. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Pont d'Avignon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Trolib (in Cassis), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and visit The Panier.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Marseille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Marseille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Milan, Italy — 4 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio & Museo Nazionale del Cinema) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mechelen.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Mechelen, Belgium — 3 nights

Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vismarkt and Fort Eben-Emael. Museum-lovers will get to explore Het Kunstuur and Herge Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mechelen: La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and get to know the fascinating history of Dyle Path.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mechelen trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Milan to Mechelen with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in June: high temperatures in Mechelen hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eindhoven.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Eindhoven, The Netherlands — 1 night

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at DAF Museum, then don't miss a visit to St. Catharinakerk, and then see the interesting displays at Philips Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mechelen to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Forest Falconry (in Landford) and Coda Falconry (in Hounslow). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London visit planner.

Getting from Eindhoven to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Eindhoven to London due to the time zone difference. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dresden.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Berliner Dom. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Berlin (DDR Museum & Neues Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Albertinum, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden road trip app.

You can fly from London to Dresden in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Munich, Germany — 5 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Appreciate the collections at Alte Pinakothek and BMW Welt. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Hohenschwangau (Alpseebad & Schloss Hohenschwangau), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, and explore the world behind art at Glyptothek.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

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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