60 days in Asia, Europe, United States & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Europe, United States & Africa Itinerary

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Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Nanjing
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Nanjing, China
— 7 nights
Fly to Kazan International Airport, Drive to Cheboksary
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Cheboksary, Russia
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kazan International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Winterthur
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Winterthur, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
— 7 nights
+2
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Meaux
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Meaux, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Metz, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Groenlo, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Birmingham International Airport, Drive to Worcester
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Worcester, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
+2
Drive to Birmingham International Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Jersey City
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Jersey City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Rotorua

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Nanjing, China

— 7 nights
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Get some historical perspective at The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre and Jiming Temple. Presidential palace of Nanjing and Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Nanjing to Yangzhou to see Slender West Lake about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), stroll the grounds of Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty, don't miss a visit to Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao), and explore the activities along Xuanwu lake.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nanjing route planner.

Rotorua, New Zealand to Nanjing is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rotorua to Nanjing, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Rotorua in June, with highs in Nanjing at 33°C and lows at 24°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Cheboksary.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cheboksary, Russia

— 7 nights
Cheboksary is the capital city of Chuvashia, Russia and a port on the Volga River. You'll explore and learn at Scientific and Technical Museum of History of A Tractor and Chuvash National Museum. Popular historic sites such as Intercession Tatianinskiy Cathedral and Saint Archangel Michael Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheboksary: Sviyazhsk (Holy Trinity Church, Lazy Torzhok Mini-Amusement Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Monument to Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov, appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard Merchant Efremov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Prince Vladimir Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Monument Materi - Pokrovitelnitse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cheboksary trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nanjing to Cheboksary. Traveling from Nanjing to Cheboksary, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Cheboksary is slightly colder than Nanjing - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Winterthur.

Things to do in Cheboksary

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Winterthur, Switzerland

— 7 nights
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. Museum-lovers will get to explore Swiss Science Center Technorama and Museum Appenzell. Venture out of the city with trips to Seengen (Seeuferweg Hallwilersee & Hallwyl Castle), Heiternplatz (in Zofingen) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle Kyburg, take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, shop like a local with Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Winterthur trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheboksary to Winterthur. Traveling from Cheboksary to Winterthur, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Winterthur sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thun.

Things to do in Winterthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Thun, Switzerland

— 7 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Appreciate the collections at Thun-Panorama and Chaplin's World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thun: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne) and Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Barenpark, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Thunersee, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Scherzligen.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Thun journey tool.

Traveling by car from Winterthur to Thun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Meaux.

Things to do in Thun

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Meaux, France

— 4 nights
Meaux is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Cathedrale Saint-Etienne will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Grande Guerre and Eglise Saint-Quiriace. Change things up with these side-trips from Meaux: Musee Camille Claudel (in Nogent-sur-Seine), Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours (in Blandy) and Provins (Les Souterrains de Provins, La Tour Cesar, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Bossuet.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Meaux online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Thun to Meaux with the Route module. In July in Meaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Metz.

Things to do in Meaux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Œuvre de la cathédrale and Fort de Queuleu. Museum-lovers will appreciate Centre Pompidou-Metz and Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy. Explore Metz's surroundings by going to Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont), Verdun (Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun) and Musee Les Mineurs Wendel (in Petite-Rosselle). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Place Stanislas, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Comedie, steep yourself in history at Quartier Imperial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Segolene.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Metz road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Meaux to Metz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Metz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Groenlo.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Groenlo, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Groenlo is a city in the municipality of Oost Gelre, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands on the German border, a region in the province of Gelderland called the Achterhoek (literally: "back corner"). Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Engelse Schans and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oude Calixtus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Groenlo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Metz to Groenlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Groenlo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Worcester.

Things to do in Groenlo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Worcester, United Kingdom

— 8 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Worcester Cathedral and Sudeley Castle. Let the collections at Big Pit National Coal Museum and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron capture your imagination. Explore Worcester's surroundings by going to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum & Birdland) and Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Worcester visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Groenlo to Worcester with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Groenlo to Worcester is minus 1 hour. In July in Worcester, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jersey City.

Things to do in Worcester

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Jersey City, United States

— 4 nights
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Museum-lovers will get to explore Liberty Science Center and Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park. Explore Jersey City's surroundings by going to Hillsborough (Duke Farms & Sourland Mountain Preserve), Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson). There's much more to do: cast your line with Imagine Yacht Charters, admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park, and appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jersey City trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Worcester to Jersey City. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Worcester to Jersey City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Worcester in August; daily highs in Jersey City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pietermaritzburg.

Things to do in Jersey City

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

— 2 nights
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Get a sense of the local culture at KwaZulu-Natal Museum and Nelson Mandela Capture Site. Go for a jaunt from Pietermaritzburg to Howick to see Karkloof Canopy Tour about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, hike along Cumberland Nature Reserve, and get a taste of life in the country at Tala Private Game Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pietermaritzburg trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jersey City to Pietermaritzburg. Traveling from Jersey City to Pietermaritzburg, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jersey City in August, plan for little chillier days in Pietermaritzburg, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.