26 days in United States, Europe, Africa & South America Itinerary

26 days in United States, Europe, Africa & South America Itinerary

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26 days in United States, Europe, Africa & South America Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Denver, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Springfield, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Lexington, United States
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
4
Fawkham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
5
Lome, Togo
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
6
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
7
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
West Hollywood, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
Denver, United States

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trail Ridge Road and Roxborough State Park. Get outdoors at Emerald Lake Trail and Boreas Pass Road. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Flatirons (in Boulder) and Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Los Angeles to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get much colder in Denver: highs are around 54°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Flatirons, Vail Mountain Resort, Roxborough State Park, Boreas Pass Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

3
nights
Springfield, United States

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Explore hidden gems such as Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Get in touch with nature at Bridal Cave and Valley Watermill Park. Get out of town with these interesting Springfield side-trips: Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area (in Highlandville) and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum (in Mansfield). There's much more to do: Head underground at Fantastic Caverns, look for all kinds of wild species at Sequiota Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Galloway Creek Greenway, and see the interesting displays at Lew's Ozarks Fishing Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Springfield vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Springfield takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Springfield is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Springfield, with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Camdenton, Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
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Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Bridal Cave ©
Bridal Cave

5
nights
Lexington, United States

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kentucky Horse Park and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ark Encounter and Mary Todd Lincoln House. Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Louisville (Kentucky Derby Museum & Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)), Cincinnati Museum Center (in Cincinnati) and William Arnold Log House (in Williamstown). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lexington travel website .

You can fly from Springfield to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Fawkham.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Louisville, Williamstown
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Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

3
nights
Fawkham, United Kingdom

Fawkham ©
Escape the urban bustle at Chislehurst Caves and Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. Explore hidden gems such as Hever Castle & Gardens and Rochester Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fawkham: The Historic Dockyard Chatham (in Chatham) and Bateman's (in Burwash).

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fawkham online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lexington to Fawkham. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fawkham when traveling from Lexington in November, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lome.

Things to do in Fawkham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hever Castle & Gardens, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Bateman's, Rochester Cathedral, Chislehurst Caves
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Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest ©
Chislehurst Caves ©
Chislehurst Caves

1
night
Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Palais des Congres and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lome online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fawkham to Lome. In November, Lome is much hotter than Fawkham - with highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Lome

Museums Shopping
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Palais des Congres ©
Palais des Congres

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get in touch with nature at Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Parque Nacional Tijuca. Step off the beaten path and head to Claudio Coutinho Trail and Morro Dois Irmaos. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos in Teresopolis--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, stroll through Barra da Tijuca Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about all things military at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online vacation maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lome to Rio de Janeiro. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In November, Rio de Janeiro is slightly colder than Lome - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Claudio Coutinho Trail ©
Claudio Coutinho Trail
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos ©
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

3
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lions, Tigers & Bears and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and La Jolla Shores Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to San Diego takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Hollywood.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

1
night
West Hollywood, United States

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our West Hollywood itinerary website .

Getting from San Diego to West Hollywood by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in West Hollywood can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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