60 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

60 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Lens, France
— 2 nights
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Auxerre, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Chandler
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Chandler, United States
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City, United States
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth, United States
— 2 nights
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Madison, United States
— 1 night
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Detroit, United States
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach, United States
— 2 nights
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Jersey City, United States
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Lens, France — 2 nights

Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, then stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Point-du-Jour-Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Gordon Dump Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, then steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lens route maker website.

Brighton and Hove, UK to Lens is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Lens are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Metz.
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Metz, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, make a trip to Place Stanislas, and then contemplate the long history of Œuvre de la cathédrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Metz trip app.

Fly from Lens to Metz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Metz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Auxerre.
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Auxerre, France — 1 night

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Germain, then shop like a local with La Metairie Bruyere, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, and finally learn about winemaking at Les Caves Bailly Lapierre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auxerre trip app.

You can drive from Metz to Auxerre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
On the 7th (Sun), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Traveling by car from Auxerre to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dortmund.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Dortmund, Germany — 1 night

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Aasee, pause for some serene contemplation at St Lambert's Church, then steep yourself in history at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Nettels. On the next day, stop by Zapfhahn, then see the interesting displays at DASA, then see the interesting displays at Zeiss Planetarium, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dortmund trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dortmund takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gelsenkirchen.
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Dorfkirche Stiepel, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at German Mining Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Alma-Park. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gnadenkapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Marien, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barocke Klosterkirche, am Kloster-Kamp, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gelsenkirchen trip maker app.

You can drive from Dortmund to Gelsenkirchen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Munich, Germany — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Gelsenkirchen to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Victoria and St Anne's Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and WaterMaarq (in Sorrento). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Melbourne takes 24 hours. Traveling from Munich to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in January, things will get much warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, stop by Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chandler.
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Chandler, United States — 2 nights

On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Commemorative Air Force Museum, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town, and then view the masterpieces at Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandler itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Chandler with the Route module. Traveling from Brisbane to Chandler, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Chandler hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City, United States — 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, examine the collection at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, then examine the collection at OK County 66 - John's Place, and finally examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City tour planner.

Getting from Chandler to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandler to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chandler in January: high temperatures in Oklahoma City hover around 12°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fort Worth.
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Fort Worth, United States — 2 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kimbell Art Museum and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Popular historic sites such as Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Worth: International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (in Boyd) and Perot Museum of Nature and Science (in Dallas). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery and walk around Eagle Mountain Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fort Worth planner.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oklahoma City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Fort Worth: highs are around 16°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Madison.
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Madison, United States — 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 2nd (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol and then admire the masterpieces at Overture Center for the Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madison planner.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Madison takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Fort Worth in February, with highs in Madison at -1°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Detroit.
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Detroit, United States — 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 3rd (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally make a trip to The Z Lot. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Islamic Center of America, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elizabeth Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit online trip builder.

You can fly from Madison to Detroit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in February, Detroit is a bit warmer at night with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach, United States — 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to Scotch and Soda the Lions.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip site.

Getting from Detroit to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in February, expect Virginia Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jersey City.
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Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Jersey City, United States — 3 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Your inner history buff will appreciate Green-Wood cemetery and Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Liberty Science Center and Christ Church. Go for a jaunt from Jersey City to Hillsborough to see Duke Farms about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Prospect Park, make a trip to Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey - Waterfront 9/11 Memorial - #8, and admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Jersey City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Jersey City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in February: high temperatures in Jersey City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Philadelphia, United States — 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Jersey City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Durham Cathedral and Aira Force Waterfall. Beamish Museum and North East Art Collective will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle upon Tyne: Durham Castle (in Durham) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Falconry, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get curious at Life Science Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Philadelphia to Newcastle upon Tyne in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Newcastle upon Tyne. In February, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blackburn.
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Blackburn, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire, England. On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Hardcastle Crags. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Blackburn Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Lancaster Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Lancaster City Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Blackburn road trip website.

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blackburn takes 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Blackburn can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liverpool.
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Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Liverpool, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, examine the collection at The Beatles Story, and then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Liverpool vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Blackburn to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and York Minster. Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and National Football Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to York Castle Museum (in York), Holly Hagg Community Farm (in Sheffield) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Manchester Jewish Museum, and have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manchester trip planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Birmingham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Warwick Castle and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Birmingham to Slimbridge to see WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by I Had One of Those, contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, and see the interesting displays at Cadbury World.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Manchester to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Birmingham are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Banqueting House, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London route builder tool.

Take a train from Birmingham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:

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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