46 days in United States, Europe, Africa, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

46 days in United States, Europe, Africa, South America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Rochester, United States
— 2 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
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Nashville, United States
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Oakland, United States
— 1 night
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Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Bonn, Germany
— 2 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
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St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
— 10 nights
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Rochester, United States

— 2 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Rochester is known for childrens museums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Strong National Museum of Play, meet the residents at Seneca Park Zoo, experience rural life at Whitter Fruit Farm, and laugh and play at Seabreeze Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip planner.

Seattle to Rochester is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Rochester is 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Washington DC, United States

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker.

You can fly from Rochester to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Nashville, United States

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and trek along Lembert Dome.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Oakland, United States

— 1 night
On the 13th (Mon), get lost in a book at Oakland Public Library, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Merritt, then walk around Redwood Regional Park, and finally make a trip to Jack London Square.

You can plan Oakland trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Oakland takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Oakland, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Alesund, Norway

— 1 night
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Brosundet i Alesund and then see the interesting displays at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alesund trip planner.

You can fly from Oakland to Alesund in 17.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Oakland to Alesund. Traveling from Oakland in July, things will get slightly colder in Alesund: highs are around 62°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Alesund

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Helsinki, Finland

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Alesund to Helsinki by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alesund to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alesund in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, explore the galleries of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg route planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, explore the galleries of National Museum of Denmark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen travel planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bonn.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Bonn, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Beethoven-Haus Bonn, then walk around Rheinaue, then take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and finally don't miss a visit to Bonner Munster. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), then make a trip to Altes Rathaus, and then make a trip to Beethoven-Denkmal.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bonn trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Bonn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Bonn sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bonn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Mestni Trg, make a trip to Prešeren Square, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, then stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bled Island, and then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

Plan trip to Ljubljana with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bonn to Ljubljana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ljubljana to Chobe National Park. Traveling from Ljubljana to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then view the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Cusco. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Chobe National Park to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 1 night
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, view the masterpieces at Amber Museum, then don't miss a visit to Palacio Consistorial, and finally explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco.

To plan Santo Domingo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Cusco to Santo Domingo by flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

— 10 nights
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. John's: English Harbour (Nelson's Dockyard & Spas & Wellness), Half Moon Bay (in Saint Philip Parish) and Devil's Bridge (in Willikies). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Dickenson Bay, stop by Silver Chelles, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Valley Church Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. John's online day trip planner.

Fly from Santo Domingo to St. John's in 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. John's

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 13:

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.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.

Antigua travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Lookouts
A true tropical getaway, Antigua attracts travelers from all over the world with its innumerable beaches, coves, and bays. Although an important cruise ship destination with upscale resorts and facilities, Antigua doesn't lack tranquility. With picturesque and secluded stretches of sand and sleepy villages waiting at every corner, a vacation in Antigua is the perfect opportunity to lounge on the waterfront, enjoy swimming and snorkeling, and indulge in delicious seafood.