58 days in Europe, Africa, United States, Canada & Asia Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Lyon, France
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Nice, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 7 nights
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati, United States
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Columbus, United States
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Cleveland, United States
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Emo, Canada
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Hong Kong, China
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Moscow, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately Marne-la-Vallee away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stop by Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grenoble (Musee de Grenoble, Room Escape Games, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lyon travel route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Morgana Boutique (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Notre Dame d‘Afrique (in Theoule sur Mer) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & Rue d'Antibes). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, hunt for treasures at Marché provençal, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Nice is somewhat warmer than Lyon - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, make a trip to The Water Mirror, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place du Parlement, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, then look for gifts at Sophie's Store, and finally walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip tool.

Getting from Nice to Bordeaux by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Bordeaux reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Del Carmen.
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain — 7 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Del Carmen: Montana Corona (in Costa Teguise) and Playa Blanca (Montana Roja & Marina Rubicon). Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark, stroll through Papagayo Beach, head outdoors with Fliston's Bike, and Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen trip planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Puerto Del Carmen in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bordeaux to Puerto Del Carmen is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bordeaux in December: highs in Puerto Del Carmen hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lagos.
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Lagos, Nigeria — 4 nights

Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Lekki (The Henna Place & Lvi Art Gallery And Cultural Nexus). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Nike Art Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at The Lennox Mall, take a memorable tour with Lagos Fishing Charters, and relax and rejuvenate at Jane’s Haven Beauty Spa.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lagos online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Del Carmen to Lagos. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Lagos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Lagos: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati, United States — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cincinnati Nature Center. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Krohn Conservatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cincinnati route maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lagos to Cincinnati. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lagos in January; daily highs in Cincinnati reach 4°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Catholic Art and History, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and then soothe aching muscles at PAI Yoga & Fitness.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Columbus vacation planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Columbus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland, United States — 5 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.
Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, &more), Castle Noel (in Medina) and Gazebo & Green, Hudson (in Hudson). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, stroll around Rocky River Reservation, admire the natural beauty at Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland road trip website.

Getting from Columbus to Cleveland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Cleveland are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Emo.
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Emo, Canada — 1 night

Emo is a small rural township, located along the Rainy River in northwestern Ontario, Canada, directly north of the state of Minnesota. On the 11th (Wed), make a trip to Norlund Chapel.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Emo online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cleveland to Emo. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Emo is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in January; daily highs in Emo reach -11°C and lows reach -24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong, China — 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and get curious at Hong Kong Science Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Emo to Hong Kong with the Route module. Traveling from Emo to Hong Kong, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Emo in January; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 23°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia — 5 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Go for a jaunt from Moscow to Krasnogorsk to see Ski Stadium Zorkiy about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, stop by Yeliseyevskiy, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow travel planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Moscow in 13.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, things will get much colder in Moscow: highs are around -7°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 6 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, ponder the design of Golden Hill Cascade, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and make a trip to Grottoes of the Grand Cascade.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online day trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Lanzarote travel guide

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National Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic. Lanzarote’s beaches may be why most tourists choose to visit, but the island’s stunning landscapes also include impressive mountain ranges and a vast desert often compared to the surface of the Moon. Little is known about the history of Lanzarote, as most archaeological evidence sits buried under several layers of lava. The volcanic eruptions of the 1730s disrupted a brief period of prosperity and covered a quarter of the island’s surface with lava, destroying 11 villages and its most fertile farmland.
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Nigeria travel guide

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Art Galleries · Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls
Naija
With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.
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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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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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Russia travel guide

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Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
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