21 days in Europe, Canada & United States Itinerary

21 days in Europe, Canada & United States Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Southampton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Halifax, Canada
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Paris is 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 21st (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, make a trip to Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the London online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Southampton.
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Historic Sites
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Southampton, United Kingdom — 1 night

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step aboard Steamship Shieldhall, then get in on the family fun at Paultons Park, and then stroll through Bournemouth Beach. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Southampton trip itinerary planner.

Drive from London to Southampton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Southampton are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Kirkwall.
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Scapa Flow, then steep yourself in history at Bishop & Earls Palace, then steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral, and finally surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Skaill House, then steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, and then take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip maker app.

Fly from Southampton to Kirkwall in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Southampton, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kirkwall, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, stop by Knifemaker, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can fly from Kirkwall to Reykjavik in 10.5 hours. In September, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Kirkwall - with highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Halifax.
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Halifax, Canada — 6 nights

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (in Lunenburg), Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (in South Maitland) and Atlantic View Trail (in Lawrencetown). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, and steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Halifax journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Halifax takes 12 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Halifax due to the time zone difference. In September, Halifax is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 2 nights

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, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City visit planner.

Fly from Halifax to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Halifax in October, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 70°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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