27 days in United States, South America & London Itinerary

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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Cleveland
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Cleveland, United States
— 2 nights
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Columbus, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Cleveland, United States — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Gazebo & Green, Hudson, contemplate the long history of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Castle Noel, and then look for gifts at Don Drumm Studios & Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland tour planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Cleveland is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cleveland. In December, Cleveland is a bit cooler than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Catholic Art and History, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Columbus trip maker.

Getting from Cleveland to Columbus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Columbus are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Los Angeles, United States — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker.

You can fly from Columbus to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are much hotter, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks
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Santiago, Chile — 2 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 14th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Santiago takes 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Attractions like Cementerio de la Recoleta and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and take in the views from Puente de la Mujer.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip tool.

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.
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Gramado, Brazil — 2 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll around Mini Mundo, find something for the whole family at Snowland, and then explore the activities along Lago Negro. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gramado journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Gramado takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Afro Brazil Museum, then stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, and then pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Family-friendly places like Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in December since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to London in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect London to be colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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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