41 days in Europe, Canada, Central America, United States & Asia Itinerary

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Blyth, United Kingdom
— 18 nights
Drive
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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Fly
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Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by The Back Page, wander the streets of Quayside, then steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, experience rural life at Hall Hill Farm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Grey Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Newcastle upon Tyne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blyth.
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Blyth, United Kingdom — 18 nights

Blyth is a town and civil parish in southeast Northumberland, England. Kids will enjoy The Fifth Point Diving Centre and Pele Tower. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cresswell Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaton Sluice Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Woodhorn Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blyth trip builder tool.

Blyth is very close to Newcastle upon Tyne. December in Blyth sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Ashton-under-Lyne.
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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Fairfield Moravian Settlement, then get engrossed in the history at Portland Basin Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Browton's Bottle Shop. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Stone Reservoir, take in the exciting artwork at Central Art Gallery, then experience rural life at Cockfields Farm, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hartshead Pike Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashton-under-Lyne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Blyth to Ashton-under-Lyne by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.
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Toronto, Canada — 1 night

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 25th (Sun), stop by Distillery Historic District and then make a trip to Nathan Phillips Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto holiday builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Ashton-under-Lyne to Toronto with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ashton-under-Lyne to Toronto. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ashton-under-Lyne in December; daily highs in Toronto reach 2°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Panama City.
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Panama City, Panama — 1 night

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 26th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo and then contemplate the long history of Iglesia de San José.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Panama City trip planner.

Fly from Toronto to Panama City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago, United States — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Millennium Park. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Panama City to Chicago in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Chicago. Traveling from Panama City in December, expect Chicago to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Ueno District, and make a trip to Tokyo Skytree.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Tokyo takes 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Tokyo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 2 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
On the 4th (Wed), wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Insadong, and then get great views at N Seoul Tower. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Deoksugung.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in January, things will get a bit cooler in Seoul: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip app.

Getting from Seoul to Berlin by flight takes about 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Attractions like Off Road E-scooter Tour and Cuevas del Drach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Spa Hotel Es Port (in Port de Soller), Cuevas dels Hams (in Porto Cristo) and Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, make a trip to Passeig des Born, take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, and step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Palma de Mallorca in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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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South Korea travel guide

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Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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