31 days in Asia, United States, South America, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Obama
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Obama, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cincinnati, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Drive to Turkey
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Turkey, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio, United States
— 2 nights
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Bus to Bush Iah Terminal C, Foot to Houston, Fly to Hanga Roa
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive to Mataveri Airport, Fly to Port of Spain
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Obama, Japan — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Unose Park, head outdoors with Onyu Pass, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jingū-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hotoro, make a trip to Myorakuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Mantokuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Pagoda at Myotusji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myotsu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagaji Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Obama online travel planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Obama is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Obama. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Honolulu day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Obama to Honolulu. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage, United States — 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kincaid Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip site.

Getting from Honolulu to Anchorage by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in December; daily highs in Anchorage reach -4°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati holiday builder.

You can fly from Anchorage to Cincinnati in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Cincinnati is 4 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cincinnati: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turkey.
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Turkey, United States — 1 night

Turkey is a city in Hall County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bob Wills Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turkey route planner.

Explore your travel options from Cincinnati to Turkey with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cincinnati in December, you will find days in Turkey are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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Highlights from your trip

San Antonio, United States — 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then stroll around Hemisfair Park, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, then take in the history at Mission Espada, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turkey to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turkey in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.
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Hanga Roa, Chile — 2 nights

The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of One Makihi, then delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, then delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and finally contemplate the long history of Papa Vaka. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, get impressive views of Rano Kau, then stop by Tamure Shop, and finally kick back and relax at Anakena.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Antonio to Hanga Roa in 27 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, Hanga Roa is somewhat warmer than San Antonio - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Port of Spain.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago — 2 nights

Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at Dattatreya Temple and Hanuman Statue, then stop by Cocobel, and finally stroll around Queen's Park Savannah.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port of Spain trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanga Roa to Port of Spain. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Port of Spain. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in December; daily highs in Port of Spain reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Port of Spain to Madrid by flight takes about 17.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port of Spain to Madrid is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Port of Spain in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma & Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale), Salerno (Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, Duomo di Salerno, &more) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, admire the striking features of Casa di Fabio Amandio, and delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii holiday planning app.

Getting from Madrid to Pompeii by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Pompeii sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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, admire the striking features of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Fly from Pompeii to London in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Pompeii to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pompeii in December, you will find days in London are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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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Alaska travel guide

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The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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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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Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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Easter Island travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.
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England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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