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

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Cincinnati, United States
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
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Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States — 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, visit Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip site.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City is minus 5 hours. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati, United States — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculata Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the natural beauty at Krohn Conservatory.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati journey planner.

You can fly from New York City to Cincinnati in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cincinnati when traveling from New York City in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico — 3 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum Tower, &more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen online holiday planner.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Playa del Carmen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Playa del Carmen is warmer than Cincinnati - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City, Mexico — 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, plan for little chillier days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — 4 nights

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cabo San Lucas, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 6 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, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, and discover the deep blue sea with H2O Bora Bora Snorkeling Tours.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bora Bora trip website.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 19 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Male.
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Male, Maldives — 5 nights

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, kick back and relax at Artificial Beach, contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Male day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bora Bora to Male. Traveling from Bora Bora to Male, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 7 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Al Ain (Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Oasis, &more), Abu Dhabi (Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more) and Al Noor Mosque (in Sharjah). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Dubai in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Maldives Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Dubai is little chillier than Male - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Castello di Arechi, Centro Storico Salerno, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Naples takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect Naples to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

You can plan Rome trip in no time by asking Klarna Trips to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Torre dei Lamberti, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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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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Mexico travel guide

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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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Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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