60 days in Europe, United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 6 nights
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Ercolano, Italy
— 8 nights
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Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Ohiopyle
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Ohiopyle, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Toledo, United States
— 2 nights
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Cleveland, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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Columbus, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Ohakune
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Ohakune, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Drive to Ohiya
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Ohiya, Sri Lanka
— 6 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 10 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 6 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Explore Ohrid's surroundings by going to Bitola (Memorial d'Orient & National Park Pelister). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring at Lake Ohrid. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Saint Naum, don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohrid road trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Ohrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Ohrid when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, with lows around -1°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ercolano.
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Ercolano, Italy — 8 nights

Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. Explore Ercolano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Museo del Corallo, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Pompeii (Terme del Foro, Casa del Fauno, &more) and Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ercolano driving holiday planner.

Fly from Ohrid to Ercolano in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Ercolano is somewhat warmer than Ohrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ohiopyle.
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Ohiopyle, United States — 6 nights

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (in Ligonier), The Discovery Center (in Swanton) and Oakland (Garrett County Museum of Transportation, Deep Creek Lake State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at White Grass Touring and Cafe, see the interesting displays at Compass Inn Museum, admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and fly down the slopes at Hidden Valley Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ohiopyle trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ercolano to Ohiopyle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Ercolano in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Ohiopyle: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Toledo.
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Toledo, United States — 2 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, steep yourself in history at Wildwood Manor House, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toledo Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Imagination Station, look for gifts at Boyds Retro Candy Store, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Toledo tour planning site.

Fly from Ohiopyle to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Toledo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Castle Noel (in Medina), Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, &more) and Gazebo & Green, Hudson (in Hudson). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, make a trip to A Christmas Story House, take in nature's colorful creations at Fellows Riverside Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with West Side Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cleveland day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Cincinnati (Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption & Beer Tastings & Tours), Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Helen Winnemore's, admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, and steep yourself in history at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Columbus trip maker website.

You can drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Columbus sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ohakune.
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Ohakune, New Zealand — 7 nights

Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 kilometres north of Wellington and 292 kilometres south of Auckland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ohakune: Turangi (Pihanga Art Gallery, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Tongariro National Park (Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Taranaki Falls, &more) and Whakapapa (Tama Lakes, Ridge Track, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Ohakune Old Coach Road, let little ones run wild at Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park, and admire the sheer force of Mangawhero Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ohakune trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Columbus to Ohakune. Traveling from Columbus to Ohakune, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ohiya.
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Ohiya, Sri Lanka — 6 nights

Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ohiya: Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana), Kirindi Ella (in Pelmadulla) and Bogawantalawa Valley (in Bogawantalawa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Staircase, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Bogoda Wooden Bridge, and stroll through Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ohiya route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ohakune to Ohiya. The time zone difference when traveling from Ohakune to Ohiya is minus 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 10 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, get outside with The Junk Liveaboards, and look for gifts at Suit Master.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Patong trip planner.

Drive from Ohiya to Patong in 154 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Ohiya to Patong. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to 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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Ohio travel guide

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The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
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Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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