59 days in Europe, United States, South America & Africa Itinerary

59 days in Europe, United States, South America & Africa Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Hollywood, United States
— 5 nights
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Anchorage, United States
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Ryde, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & Catedral Primada). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid online day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Madrid. Traveling from Manchester in December, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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New York City, United States — 5 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: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to New York City in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hollywood.
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Hollywood, United States — 5 nights

The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Explore Hollywood's surroundings by going to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables), Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours (in Kendall) and Miami Beach (Art Deco Historic District, Lincoln Road, &more). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with JP Outfitters Inc., stroll through Anne Kolb Nature Center, take a leisurely stroll along Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hollywood trip maker website.

You can fly from New York City to Hollywood in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Hollywood hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage, United States — 3 nights

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Spend the 8th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

You can plan Anchorage trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Hollywood to Anchorage takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hollywood to Anchorage, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hollywood in January, things will get cooler in Anchorage: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Sao Paulo takes 24.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Sao Paulo is 6 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in January, expect Sao Paulo to be warmer, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 18th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the activities along Nile River, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Cairo takes 20.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Erechtheion, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get slightly colder in Athens: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker website.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ryde.
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Ryde, United Kingdom — 1 night

Serving as the gateway to the Isle of White, Ryde remains a quintessential English seaside holiday town.
On the 1st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Haven Falconry and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quarr Abbey.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ryde route tool.

You can drive from Paris to Ryde in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ambleside.
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Ambleside, United Kingdom — 19 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and get great views at Orrest Head.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ambleside trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ryde to Ambleside by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.
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Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Isle of Wight travel guide

3.9
Wildlife Areas · Historic Sites · Gardens
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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