58 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cologne journey maker website.

Marseille, France to Cologne is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marseille in January: high temperatures in Cologne hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cologne

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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Chiesa degli Eremitani in Padua--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Cologne to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Stanze di Raffaello. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Russian Museum and The Anna Akhmatova Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, get engrossed in the history at The Church Building Museum, see the interesting displays at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, and listen to music at Yusupov Palace.

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You can fly from Rome to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In January, St. Petersburg is colder than Rome - with highs of -5°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin, and finally explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Moscow sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Old Treasury Building. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Panorama Garden Estate in Boneo, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Moscow to Melbourne takes 23 hours. Traveling from Moscow to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in January, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. Visit The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island Immigration Station will appeal to history buffs. Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to San Francisco by flight takes about 17 hours. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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New York City, United States

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get curious at Dynamic Earth.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Edinburgh in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh. In February, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

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 Westminster Abbey and Tower of London are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from London: St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington), Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough) and Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, examine the collection at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. February in Bruges sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

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 explore and learn at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

Plan trip to Brussels with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Popular historic sites such as Grote Markt and De Duif are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, visit The Jordaan, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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