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 Jiming Temple. Presidential palace of Nanjing and Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty 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 Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), steep yourself in history at Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), and explore the activities along Xuanwu lake.

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 Chuvash National Museum. Popular historic sites such as Intercession Tatianinskiy Cathedral and Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheboksary: Sviyazhsk (Holy Trinity Church, Lazy Torzhok Mini-Amusement Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Vvedenskiy Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard Merchant Efremov, pause for some photo ops at Monument Materi - Pokrovitelnitse, and explore the world behind art at Chuvash State Art Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cheboksary trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nanjing to Cheboksary. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Samara Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nanjing in June: high temperatures in Cheboksary hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 Swiss Science Center Technorama and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sammlung Oskar Reinhart and Naturmuseum Winterthur. Venture out of the city with trips to BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach), Seengen (Seeuferweg Hallwilersee & Hallwyl Castle) and Heiternplatz (in Zofingen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, see the interesting displays at Fotomuseum Winterthur, view the masterpieces at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, and admire the masterpieces at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur.

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 Gruyeres Castle and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thun: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Bern (Barenpark, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), &more) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Thunersee, brush up on your military savvy at Sammlung Historischer Panzer der Armee, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and don't miss a visit to Obere Hauptgasse.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thun online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Winterthur to Thun in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Thun can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive 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 La Tour Cesar will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Grande Guerre and Cathedrale Saint-Etienne. Change things up with these side-trips from Meaux: Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours (in Blandy), Musee Camille Claudel (in Nogent-sur-Seine) and Provins (Les Souterrains de Provins, Eglise Saint-Quiriace, &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.
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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 Porte des Allemands. Museum-lovers will appreciate Centre Pompidou-Metz and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy. Explore Metz's surroundings by going to Verdun (Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun), Musee Les Mineurs Wendel (in Petite-Rosselle) and Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place Stanislas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Le Temple Neuf, steep yourself in history at Fort de Queuleu, and explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Metz trip planner.

Getting from Meaux to Metz by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 drive. 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 drive to Worcester.
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Worcester, United Kingdom — 8 nights

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

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.
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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), Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Hillsborough (Duke Farms & Sourland Mountain Preserve). 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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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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