58 days in United States, Europe & South America Itinerary

58 days in United States, Europe & South America Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Selfoss, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 12 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 7 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly to Tumbes, Bus to Mancora
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Mancora, Peru
— 7 nights
Bus to Tumbes, Fly to Lima
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Neue Galerie. Dumbo and Governors Island National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a stroll through West Village, stop by Meatpacking District, and explore the world behind art at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Lima, Peru to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thingvellir National Park and Dogsledding Iceland. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Oxararfoss in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Reykjavik in 9.5 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Selfoss.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Selfoss, Iceland — 3 nights

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Selfosskirkja and Strandarkirkja. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ljosafoss Power Station and The exhibition Quake 2008. Venture out of the city with trips to Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Hvolsvollur (Gljúfrafoss, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalfholt Riding Day Tours, do sightseeing your way with Iceland Safari - Private Tours, admire the masterpieces at LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga, and see the interesting displays at The House at Eyrarbakki.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Selfoss travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.
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Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

On the 23rd (Sun), sample some tasty brews at Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ The King Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and then laugh and play at Sundhollin Public Baths.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker.

Getting from Selfoss to Reykjavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 12 nights

Big Apple

Get some cultural insight at New York Public Library and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. You'll explore and learn at Tenement Museum and The Morgan Library & Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Union Church of Pocantico Hills (in Pocantico Hills), Bear Mountain State Park (in Bear Mountain) and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park). See even more of New York City: contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of SoHo, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday app.

Fly from Reykjavik to New York City in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wallace Collection and Royal Academy of Arts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Step out of London to go to Henley-on-Thames and see Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn about all things military at HMS Belfast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and wander the streets of Soho.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to London takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 7 nights

Big Apple

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frick Collection and Greenwich Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Met Cloisters. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: New Haven (Yale University Art Gallery & Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History), Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Perry House (in Stratford). Enjoy New York City some more: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, stop by Chinatown, steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to New York City takes 11 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 1 night

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Fortaleza real felipe, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then wander the streets of San Isidro, and finally examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Berlin.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lima day trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Lima in 11.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Lima reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mancora.
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Mancora, Peru — 7 nights

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Chelonia Dive Center and Playa Vichayito. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerros de Amotape National Park and Las Pocitas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mancora: Playa Lobitos (in Piura), Nuro beach (in Organos) and Mirador Cristo Petrolero (in Talara). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Los Organos, enjoy the sea views from El Mirador del Faro, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mancora trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lima to Mancora in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in November; daily highs in Mancora reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Lima.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Lima, Peru — 2 nights

City of the Kings

Let the collections at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima and Amazonka capture your imagination. Huaca Pucllana and San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) will appeal to history buffs. See some other sides of Lima: wander the streets of Miraflores, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Jesus, Maria y Jose, and visit Barranco.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mancora to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mancora in November; daily highs in Lima reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 5 nights

Big Apple

You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and Lyndhurst. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and West Point Museum. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Demarest Nature Center in Demarest, about 38 minutes away. Enjoy New York City some more: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brooklyn Tabernacle, and see the interesting displays at New York Transit Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to New York City takes 11.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lima in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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