55 days in Mexico, United States, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport, Drive to Tlaquepaque
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Tlaquepaque, Mexico
— 6 nights
Drive to Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport, Fly to Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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Columbus, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sandusky, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cleveland, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Accra, Ghana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kotoka International Airport, Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly to Innsbruck, Train to Merano
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Merano, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brunico, Italy
— 6 nights
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Drive to Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Drive to Gjovik
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Gjovik, Norway
— 5 nights
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Drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Fly to Stavanger Airport Sola, Drive to Ytre Bo
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Ytre Bo, Norway
— 1 night
Drive to Stavanger Airport Sola, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Tlaquepaque, Mexico — 6 nights

Tlaquepaque, historically San Pedro Tlaquepaque, is a city and the surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco.GeographyDuring the 20th century it was absorbed by the outward spread of the state capital and is now a fully integrated part of the Guadalajara conurbation, lying only a few kilometres from the city centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea Adventure (in Mismaloya), Zamora de Hidalgo (Palacio Federal & Santuario Diocesano de Nuestra Sra.de Guadalupe) and Zona Arqueologica Teuchitlan o Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, stroll around Parque Metropolitano de Guadalajara, and look for gifts at Diane Pearl Collecions.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tlaquepaque day trip planning website.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Tlaquepaque is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, you will find days in Tlaquepaque are much hotter (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (8°C). You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati, United States — 5 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Dayton (Dayton National Cemetery, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Fountain Square, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tlaquepaque to Cincinnati. Traveling from Tlaquepaque to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tlaquepaque in December, plan for much colder days in Cincinnati, with highs around 8°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 5 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Clifton Mill (in Clifton), Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve) and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, Head underground at Ash Cave, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and let little ones run wild at Columbus Commons.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Columbus using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Sandusky.
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Sandusky, United States — 3 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Explore Sandusky's surroundings by going to Snook's Dream Cars (in Bowling Green) and Toledo (Toledo Museum of Art, Wildwood Manor House, &more). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Kalahari Waterparks, visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, and view the masterpieces at Ferguson's Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandusky trip builder.

You can drive from Columbus to Sandusky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Sandusky are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland, United States — 6 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akron (Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, &more), Youngstown (Fellows Riverside Gardens & The Butler Institute of American Art) and High Bridge Glens (in Cuyahoga Falls). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, make a trip to Public Square, walk around Rocky River Reservation, and pause for some photo ops at James A. Garfield Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

Drive from Sandusky to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cleveland are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Accra.
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Accra, Ghana — 4 nights

On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Accra is known for beaches, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Global Mamas, take in nature's colorful creations at Legon Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 1957.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Accra online itinerary planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Accra by flight takes about 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in December: high temperatures in Accra hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Coast.
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Cape Coast, Ghana — 2 nights

While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the waterfront activity at Elmina lagoon, then explore the historical opulence of Elmina Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Cape Coast Castle.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Accra to Cape Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. December in Cape Coast sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz, Turkey — 6 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Explore Oludeniz's surroundings by going to Spa Marin (in Kas), Dalyan (Dalyan Cami & Lycian Rock Tombs) and Dalyan Nehri (in Marmaris). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way, see a world frozen in time at Abandoned Village of Kayakoy, and kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Coast to Oludeniz. Traveling from Cape Coast to Oludeniz, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cape Coast in January: high temperatures in Oludeniz hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Merano.
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Merano, Italy — 5 nights

Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merano: Bolzano (Via dei Portici, Piazza Walther, &more), St. James's Church (in Termeno) and Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino (Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Maria Assunta & Centro Storico Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico, take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata d'estate, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, and examine the collection at Castello Rametz - Wine Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Merano travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oludeniz to Merano in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Oludeniz to Merano, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Merano is a bit cooler than Oludeniz - with highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brunico.
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Brunico, Italy — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brunico: San Candido (Ski Academy San Candido & Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''), Selva di Val Gardena (Val Gardena & Chiesa Parrocchiale Santa Maria Assunta con Cimitero) and Corvara in Badia (Chiesa di Colfosco & Sellaronda).

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Brunico trip planner.

Traveling by car from Merano to Brunico takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Merano in January: highs in Brunico hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Gjovik.
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Gjovik, Norway — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gjovik: Haugfossen (in Rena), Natthagen (in Hernes) and Sjusjoen Ski Center (in Sjusjoen).

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Explore your travel options from Brunico to Gjovik with the Route module. Traveling from Brunico in January, expect Gjovik to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ytre Bo.
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Ytre Bo, Norway — 1 night

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ytre Bo trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gjovik to Ytre Bo. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to home.
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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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Ghana travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.
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Province of South Tyrol travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Ski Areas · Spas
South Tyrol, also known by its alternative Italian name Alto Adige, is an autonomous province in northern Italy. It is one of the two autonomous provinces that make up the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. The province has an area of 7400km2 and a total population of 511,750 inhabitants (31.12.2011). Its capital is the city of Bolzano (German: Bozen; Ladin: Balsan or Bulsan).According to 2014 data based on the 2011 census, 62.3 percent of the population speaks German (Standard German in the written form and an Austro-Bavarian dialect in the spoken form); 23.4 percent of the population speaks Italian, mainly in and around the two largest cities (Bolzano and Merano); 4.1 percent speaks Ladin, a Rhaeto-Romance language; 10.2% of the population (mainly recent immigrants) speaks another language as first language.South Tyrol is granted a considerable level of self-government, consisting of a large range of exclusive legislative and executive powers and a fiscal regime that allows the province to retain a large part of most levied taxes, while nevertheless remaining a net contributor to the national budget. As of 2011, South Tyrol is among the wealthiest regions in Italy and the European Union.

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