57 days in Europe, United States, South America & South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in Europe, United States, South America & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h
5
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  9 h 45 min
6
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 30 min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  19 h 30 min
8
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  22 h 15 min
12
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
13
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Louis Couperus Museum Den Haag (in The Hague), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Het steen (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Anne Frank House, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the galleries of De Nieuwe Kerk, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour builder website.

Heusden-Zolder, Belgium to Amsterdam is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hague, Grote Markt, Het steen
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Cote Sainte-Catherine, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Nice, France

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.
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Vieille Ville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Citadelle d'Entrevaux and Palais Lascaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Entrevaux (Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux & Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate the long history of Ville medieval, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Aix-en-Provence, Antibes, Entrevaux, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Friedhof Fluntern and Zunfthaus zur Meisen for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Schweizerisches , Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, &more) and Kriens (Pilatus Luzern, Schachmuseum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, visit Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Lucerne
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Zurich to New York City in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
day
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota planner.

Getting from New York City to Bogota by combination of subway, train, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Bogota at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de los Ninos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cemiterio de Recoleta and Casa Rosada. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre, approximately Tigre away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and visit Puerto Madero.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Bogota to Buenos Aires in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bogota in September since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo de arte Tigre
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La Boca
La Boca
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

1
night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, steep yourself in history at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, and then don't miss a visit to Te Puia.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua road trip app.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Rotorua by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 20 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Rotorua. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, Rotorua is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ©
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park
Rotorua Museum ©
Rotorua Museum
Buried Village of Te Wairoa ©
Buried Village of Te Wairoa

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines and then take in the awesome beauty at Coronet Peak. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then get your game on at iFLY Queenstown, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Remarkables Ski Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planning tool.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
The Rocks and The National Pass will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, then examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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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

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Red Square and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, and finally admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moscow day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Moscow by combination of flight and train takes about 22.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Moscow, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

7
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and The Bath Block. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, and explore the world behind art at Kameronova Gallery Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and The Karen Blixen Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Step out of Copenhagen to go to Hillerod and see Frederiksborg Slotskirke, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, admire the landmark architecture of Thorvaldsens Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

Plan a Copenhagen trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in October: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Slotskirke, The Karen Blixen Museum
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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