38 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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San Diego, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
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San Francisco, United States
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New York City, United States
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Istanbul, Turkey
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New York City, United States
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San Diego, United States — 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

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San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 3rd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Wed), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 3 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip site.

You can fly from San Francisco to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, New York City is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London.

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Getting from New York City to London by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to London is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Nice.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and walk around Casa de Campo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 92°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, get your game on at Virtua, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 3 nights

Big Apple

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Broadway, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Bryant Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour builder tool.

Fly from Istanbul to New York City in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Istanbul to New York City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Marseille is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and visit The Panier.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Marseille takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Marseille. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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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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