37 days in Europe, Asia, United States & Central America Itinerary

37 days in Europe, Asia, United States & Central America Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Liberia, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Jerusalem, Israel

— 4 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Weizmann House (in Rehovot), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Food Tours (in Tel Aviv). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of Bethesda, steep yourself in history at Western Wall, and admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Jerusalem in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect Jerusalem to be much hotter, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 2 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 4th (Tue), wander the streets of Old Quarter, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Jerusalem to Hanoi by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Hanoi is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoi An online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Seamen Divers Diving Club, get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum, browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip website.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 12th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, see Off-Road Tours, gain a rich perspective with Gede Private Bali Driver, and let the kids burn off some steam at Cubby House Kids Club.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denpasar trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Denpasar is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Denpasar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Honolulu, United States

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Denpasar to Honolulu in 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Denpasar to Honolulu. In January, Honolulu is a bit cooler than Denpasar - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Lahaina, United States

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 22nd (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip planning site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In January in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll through Bogarin Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lahaina to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 21 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Lahaina to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 1 night
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

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.

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.