43 days in United States, South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

43 days in United States, South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Brooklyn, United States
— 3 nights
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Portland, United States
— 2 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 9 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 11 nights
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Brooklyn, United States

— 3 nights

Borough of Trees

Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brooklyn Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Nassau County Museum of Art and Noguchi Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, wander the streets of Park Slope, contemplate the long history of Fort Totten, and stop by Bushwick Collective Street Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brooklyn travel route planner.

Tampa to Brooklyn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in January; daily highs in Brooklyn reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Side Trips

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Portland, United States

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 5th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, then take an in-depth tour of World of Speed Motorsports Museum, then view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder app.

You can fly from Brooklyn to Portland in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Brooklyn to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brooklyn in January; daily highs in Portland reach 46°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Seattle, United States

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk around Kerry Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

San Diego, United States

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Windansea Beach. Mormon Battalion Historic Site and San Diego Bay Walk will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Del Mar City Beach in Del Mar, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Sydney, Australia

— 9 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Anzac Memorial are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Prince Henry Cliff Walk) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sydney takes 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 22:

Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Hill, and then stroll through Patong Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Patong takes 13 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Patong due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Patong, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phakhao Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

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Traveling by flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Patong in January since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planning app.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Bangkok. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Male, Maldives

— 2 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jumhooree Maidhaan, admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medhu Ziyaarath.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Male visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Male takes 8 hours. Traveling from Bangkok to Male, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Male, with lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Male

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Heraklion, Greece

— 11 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Natural History Museum of Crete and Museum of Ancient Eleutherna. Popular historic sites such as Church of Saint Titus and Palace of Faistos are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Koimiseos Theotokou Church (in Meronas), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Sfentoni Cave (in Zoniana). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Ecologiko Parko Giouchta. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Odigitrias, steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), and see the interesting displays at Wooden Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Heraklion. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Male to Heraklion. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Male in January, with highs in Heraklion at 59°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 9:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Lisbon by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Heraklion to Lisbon. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.