31 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Cleveland, United States
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Huntsville, United States
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Boise, United States
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Glacier National Park, United States
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Anchorage, United States
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Walking tours. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Chiswick House and Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Westminster, walk around Hyde Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the London day trip tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Cleveland.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Cleveland takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Cleveland reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Huntsville.
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Huntsville, United States — 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve and then see the sky in a new way at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Huntsville trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Huntsville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Huntsville. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in December: high temperatures in Huntsville hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Boise.
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Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Museums
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Boise, United States — 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, then head outdoors with Dedication Point, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Bogus Basin, then fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip planning app.

You can fly from Huntsville to Boise in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Huntsville in December, with highs in Boise at 2°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park, United States — 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain and then trek along Swiftcurrent Pass Hike.

Discover how to plan a Glacier National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boise in December; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach -1°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Westchester Lagoon, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Hillside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary and then trek along Kincaid Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Anchorage by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Al Mamzar Beach Park and Kite Beach. Make the 22nd (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Mer, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, walk around Jumeirah Public Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dubai Creek.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dubai route builder app.

Getting from Anchorage to Dubai by flight takes about 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Anchorage to Dubai. Traveling from Anchorage in December, things will get much warmer in Dubai: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and Hayedo de Montejo. Venture out of the city with trips to Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra), Plaza Mayor (in Riaza) and Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Madrid takes 11 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Madrid, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Madrid is colder than Dubai - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Seine River and Evasion Canine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Musee de l’Orangerie. Change things up with a short trip to Pimentine in Barbizon (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Paris travel app.

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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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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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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Idaho travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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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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