49 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 4 nights
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Samedan, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 7 nights
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Vire-Normandie, France
— 4 nights
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Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Plattsburgh International Airport, Drive to Montpelier
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Montpelier, United States
— 5 nights
Drive to Plattsburgh International Airport, Fly to Kiruna
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Kiruna, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vitebsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
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Sumy, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bad Schlema, Germany
— 1 night
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Klodzko, Poland
— 5 nights

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Kitzbuhel, Austria — 4 nights

Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Appreciate the collections at Augustinermuseum Rattenberg and Museum St Johann in Tirol. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kufstein Fortress and Felberturm Museum. Explore Kitzbuhel's surroundings by going to Heimatmuseum (in Fugen), Pfarrkirche Sankt Virgil (in Rattenberg) and Museum Friedhof Tirol (in Kramsach). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Liebfrauenkirche, fly down the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki, and examine the collection at Oldtimer Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kitzbuhel trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Salzburg Airport, Innsbruck Airport and Linz-Hörsching Airport / Vogler Air Base. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Samedan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks
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Samedan, Switzerland — 2 nights

Samedan is a town and municipality in the Maloja Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.HistorySamedan is first mentioned in 1139 as Samaden. National Park Centre and Kaffee-Museum Caferama will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schellenursli Village and Museum Alpin. Go for a jaunt from Samedan to Ftan to see Alp Laret about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get great views at Muottas Muragl, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mineralbad & Spa, look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Samedan day trip website.

Getting from Kitzbuhel to Samedan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Samedan, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Aosta, Italy — 7 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Forte di Bard and Area Megalitica di Saint-Martin-de-Corleans will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Teatro Romano and Ricetto di Candelo. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Pian della Mussa (in Balme), Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino) and Cogne (Valnontey & Lillaz Waterfalls). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Porta Praetoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Emile Chanoux, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aosta trip maker tool.

Getting from Samedan to Aosta by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vire-Normandie.
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Vire-Normandie, France — 4 nights

Get some cultural insight at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Musee Christian Dior. Appreciate the collections at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) and Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches. Venture out of the city with trips to Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Falaise (Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais & Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vire-Normandie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Vire-Normandie takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Vire-Normandie sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Montpelier.
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Montpelier, United States — 5 nights

Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Washington County. Montshire Museum of Science and Vermont Historical Society Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seven Birches Winery and Hood Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanover (Dartmouth College & League of NH Craftsmen Gallery), Flume Gorge (in Lincoln) and Franconia (The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park & New England Ski Museum). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, make a trip to Pollyanna of Littleton Statue, and ponder the world of politics at Vermont State House.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montpelier trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vire-Normandie to Montpelier. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Vire-Normandie to Montpelier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vire-Normandie in January, things will get cooler in Montpelier: highs are around -3°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kiruna.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Kiruna, Sweden — 5 nights

Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Esrange Space Center and Samegarden Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård and Kiruna Kyrka. Change things up with these side-trips from Kiruna: Abisko (Tornetrask, Aurora Sky Station, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Kiruna Stadshuset, get a dose of the wild on Ice Driving, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at LKAB's Visitor Centre.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kiruna travel planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montpelier to Kiruna. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montpelier to Kiruna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montpelier in January, expect Kiruna to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Vitebsk.
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Vitebsk, Belarus — 4 nights

Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uspensky Cathedral and Holy Resurrection Church. Get some cultural insight at Khudozhestvennyy Salon - Galereya Stena and Marc Chagall Home. Explore Vitebsk's surroundings by going to Polotsk (Belarusian Museum of Typography, Saint Sophia Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Art Space, examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church, and get engrossed in the history at Vitebsk Regional Local Lore Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vitebsk planner.

Getting from Kiruna to Vitebsk by car takes about 23 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kiruna to Vitebsk. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kiruna in February; daily highs in Vitebsk reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sumy.
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Sumy, Ukraine — 3 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Usadba Sukhanovykh-Sumovskikh and Holy Resurrection Cathedral. Spaso-Preobrajenskii Sobor and Chekhov House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sumy road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vitebsk to Sumy takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vitebsk to Sumy due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bad Schlema.
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Bad Schlema, Germany — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo der Minis and then bet on your favorite at Sachsenring. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Oberes Schloss, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaikirche Aue, and then see the interesting displays at Das Museum fur Bergmannische Volkskunst.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bad Schlema trip website.

Drive from Sumy to Bad Schlema in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sumy to Bad Schlema is minus 1 hour. February in Bad Schlema sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Klodzko.
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Klodzko, Poland — 5 nights

Appreciate the collections at Muzeum Ziemi Klodzkiej and Underground Town Osowka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Klodzko Fortress and Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Klodzko side-trips: Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica), Twierdza Srebrna Góra (in Srebrna Gora) and Miedzygorze (Wilczki Waterfall & The dam).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Klodzko attractions planner.

Getting from Bad Schlema to Klodzko by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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