55 days in Europe, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Teylers Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Metabief, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Metabief in June, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Dresden Zwinger and Pergamonmuseum. Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Museum-lovers will appreciate Alte Pinakothek and Munich Residenz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Kirche St. Georg (in Schwangau), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Kirche St. Justina (in Bad Worishofen). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at BMW Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more), ATN Laguna Sud (in Lova) and Oasi Ca' di Mezzo (in Codevigo). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, stroll through Lio Piccolo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Munich in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Santuario Beato Bernardo Silvestrelli (in Moricone) and Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, make a trip to St. Peter's Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Popular historic sites such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at La cité médiévale and Vieille Ville. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Fly from Rome to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 2 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Aromas Museum, then don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Smile Dominicana and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to Punta Cana in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Punta Cana to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

New York City, United States

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online trip maker.

Getting from Santo Domingo to New York City by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally learn about all things military at USS Pampanito. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Dominican Republic travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.