25 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America & United States Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Canberra, Australia
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Brasilia, Brazil
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Columbus, United States
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip website.

Newcastle upon Tyne to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris driving holiday app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome planner.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Ninomaru Garden, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rome to Tokyo in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rome to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Canberra.
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Canberra, Australia — 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tortured Gum Brewery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Canberra Antiques Centre, then appreciate the history behind Changi Chapel, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get outside with Belco Skate Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra visit website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Canberra takes 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Canberra is 1 hour. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Canberra: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Brasilia.
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Brasilia, Brazil — 3 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Brasilia is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek, explore the activities along Lago Paranoa, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canberra to Brasilia. Traveling from Canberra to Brasilia, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brasilia, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Shrum Mound, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then wander the streets of Easton Town Center, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at COSI Center of Science and Industry, browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market, then explore the galleries of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brasilia to Columbus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brasilia to Columbus due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brasilia in December, expect Columbus to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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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