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
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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
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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
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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 Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall). Presidential palace of Nanjing and Six Dynasties Museum 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. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan), explore the different monuments and memorials at Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty, steep yourself in history at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), and don't miss a visit to Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nanjing online driving holiday 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. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Rotorua in June; daily highs in Nanjing reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Cheboksary.
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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 Beer Museum. Popular historic sites such as Intercession Tatianinskiy Cathedral and Boulevard Merchant Efremov 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument Materi - Pokrovitelnitse, explore the world behind art at Chuvash State Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Chuvash National Museum.

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.
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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 Swiss Science Center Technorama. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gewerbemuseum Winterthur and Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger. Venture out of the city with trips to Seengen (Seeuferweg Hallwilersee & Hallwyl Castle), Heiternplatz (in Zofingen) and BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Appenzell.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Winterthur trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cheboksary to Winterthur with the Route module. Traveling from Cheboksary to Winterthur, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Winterthur can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thun.
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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 Thun-Panorama. Appreciate the collections at Sammlung Historischer Panzer der Armee and Chaplin's World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thun: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) 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.
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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 Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Grande Guerre and Musee Camille Claudel. Change things up with these side-trips from Meaux: Provins (Les Souterrains de Provins, Eglise Saint-Quiriace, &more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Bossuet and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Meaux trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Thun to Meaux. In July, daily temperatures in Meaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Metz.
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Metz, France — 7 nights

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 Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun. Explore Metz's surroundings by going to Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont), Musee Les Mineurs Wendel (in Petite-Rosselle) and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun (in Verdun). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Place Stanislas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Maximin, contemplate the long history of Quartier Imperial, and examine the collection at La Cour d'Or.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Metz day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Meaux to Metz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Metz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Groenlo.
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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 Calixtuskerk.

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.
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Worcester, United Kingdom — 8 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Pit National Coal Museum and Tewkesbury Abbey. Let the collections at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall capture your imagination. Explore Worcester's surroundings by going to Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum & Birdland), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Worcester driving holiday planning site.

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. July in Worcester sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jersey City.
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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 Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson), Hillsborough (Duke Farms & Sourland Mountain Preserve) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). 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.
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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. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at African Bird of Prey Sanctuary and wander the wide-open spaces of Tala Private Game Reserve.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pietermaritzburg trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Jersey City to Pietermaritzburg with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Jersey City to Pietermaritzburg is 7 hours. Traveling from Jersey City in August, you will find days in Pietermaritzburg are little chillier (27°C), and nights are colder (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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