31 days in Europe, Canada, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive
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Croydon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Montreal, Canada
— 1 night
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Croydon, United Kingdom — 1 night

Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5mi south of Charing Cross. On the 1st (Thu), walk around Keston Common, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ananta Massage Therapy, then see Exciting Escapes, and finally browse for treasures at Oscar Dahling Antiques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, then see the interesting displays at The Musical Museum, and then take in the views from Richmond Lock and Weir.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Croydon day trip site.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Croydon is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Spas
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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

You can drive from Croydon to Paris in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 2 nights

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec and then wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, then get in on the family fun at Terrasse Dufferin Slides, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Royale.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Quebec City in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Paris to Quebec City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Montreal.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Montreal, Canada — 1 night

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, then get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montreal trip planner.

You can fly from Quebec City to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.
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Toronto, Canada — 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 11th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Distillery Historic District.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Toronto day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Montreal to Toronto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in December: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park, Canada — 3 nights

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
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For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Banff National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In December, Banff National Park is much colder than Toronto - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Vancouver.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Vancouver, Canada — 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 16th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, then stroll through Kitsilano Beach, and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vancouver travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in December: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 3 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, take in the exciting artwork at Kincaid Galleries, and explore the galleries of Alain Despert.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Vancouver to Bora Bora takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Vancouver to Bora Bora, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 3 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Tokyo in 21 hours. Traveling from Bora Bora to Tokyo, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong, China — 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

Before you visit Hong Kong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tokyo to Hong Kong by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Hong Kong is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Greater London travel guide

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Gardens · Parks · Nightlife
Densely populated Greater London bustles with the energy, as more than 8.6 million of its residents go about their daily lives. A trip to Greater London offers chances to not only explore the center of the city, but also the many boroughs that surround it, each boasting its own distinctive character. From extensive museums and iconic historical buildings to a pumping nightlife scene and ever-expanding cafe culture, the diverse capital of the United Kingdom has something to offer any visitor. Getting around during a Greater London holiday is a breeze, with the city's famed underground rail network--affectionately known as "the tube"--providing comprehensive connections throughout the city.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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French Polynesia travel guide

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Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.
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