59 days in Africa, Europe & United States Itinerary

59 days in Africa, Europe & United States Itinerary

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Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
2
Zofingen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Poschiavo, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Avignon, France
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
9
Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
12
Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
13
Cheboksary, Russia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
14
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
15
Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
16
Hagley, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
17
Asheville, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
18
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 15 min
19
Olympic National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Canberra, Australia

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St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Canerat Crafts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocodile Centre St Lucia, and then explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St Lucia holiday planner.

Canberra, Australia to St Lucia is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Canberra to St Lucia, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zofingen.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Crocodile Centre St Lucia ©
Crocodile Centre St Lucia
Canerat Crafts ©
Canerat Crafts

1
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Zofingen, Switzerland

Zofingen ©
Zofingen is a city in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stop by Pauli Papeterie + Spielwaren AG, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Lenzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Hallwyl Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Heiternplatz.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zofingen day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St Lucia to Zofingen. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Poschiavo.

Things to do in Zofingen

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Lenzburg, Hallwyl Castle, Pauli Papeterie + Spielwaren AG
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Schloss Lenzburg ©
Schloss Lenzburg
Heiternplatz ©
Heiternplatz
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle

2
nights
Poschiavo, Switzerland

Poschiavo ©
Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. On the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muottas Muragl, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Gian. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Albula Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Poschiavo online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zofingen to Poschiavo in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Poschiavo

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Morteratsch Glacier, Albula Pass, Church of San Gian
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

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nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Take a break from the city and head to Aiguilles Rouges and Lac Blanc. Get a sense of the local culture at Crystal Museum and Musee Alpin. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, hike along Grand Balcon Nord : Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi - Montenvers, and get outside with Lac Bleu.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix online trip planner.

You can drive from Poschiavo to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tunnel du Mont-Blanc ©
Tunnel du Mont-Blanc
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

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nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You'll explore and learn at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg and Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Le Vaisseau. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: La Volerie des aigles (in Kintzheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through La Petite France, examine the collection at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. In November in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

La Volerie des aigles, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée Marc Chagall and Palais Lascaris. Go for a jaunt from Nice to St-Paul-de-Vence to see Saint-Paul de Vence about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in November, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. You'll explore and learn at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Musee Granet). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

Find out how to plan Marseille trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio

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nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Petit Palais and Musee Angladon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Musee Louis Vouland. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Agricol, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, and see the interesting displays at Collection Lambert.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Avignon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

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night
Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. On the 25th (Wed), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, make a trip to Plaza del Castillo, then get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Pamplona, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Pamplona.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Pamplona sightseeing app.

Getting from Avignon to Pamplona by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Catedral de Pamplona ©
Catedral de Pamplona
Plaza de Toros de Pamplona ©
Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona ©
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona

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nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to La Grande Dune du Pilat and Maison de la Nature. Change things up with a short trip to Réserve Ornithologique du Teich in Le Teich (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower, make a trip to The Water Mirror, explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, and browse for treasures at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux itinerary planner.

Drive from Pamplona to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

La Grande Dune du Pilat, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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 some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stop by Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Bordeaux, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and Graslei and Korenlei. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Bruges (Minnewater Lake & Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

Start your trip to Ghent by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Paris to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Cheboksary.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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Cheboksary, Russia

Cheboksary ©
Cheboksary is the capital city of Chuvashia, Russia and a port on the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Scientific and Technical Museum of History of A Tractor, make a trip to Boulevard Merchant Efremov, contemplate the waterfront views at Cheboksary Bay, then examine the collection at Chuvash National Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov.

Make your Cheboksary itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Ghent to Cheboksary with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Ghent to Cheboksary is 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ghent in December: high temperatures in Cheboksary hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Cheboksary

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Chuvash National Museum ©
Chuvash National Museum

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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, then get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then look for gifts at Neo Galleri, and finally shop like a local with Touscene.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stavanger sightseeing planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cheboksary to Stavanger. The time zone difference moving from Samara Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cheboksary in December, expect Stavanger to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Touscene ©
Touscene
Stavanger Cathedral ©
Stavanger Cathedral

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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community farm, then get your game on at Ringinglow Archery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and then explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sheffield trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Stavanger to Sheffield in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Sheffield are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hagley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Chatsworth House, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, Ladybower Reservoir, Kinder Scout
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Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill ©
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

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Hagley, United Kingdom

Hagley ©
Hagley is a village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halesowen Abbey, head outdoors with Clent Hills, then identify plant and animal life at The Falconry Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Churchill Forge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hagley travel planner.

Drive from Sheffield to Hagley in 2.5 hours. In December in Hagley, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Hagley

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Halesowen, Clent Hills, Churchill Forge
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Teamworks Karting Halesowen ©
Teamworks Karting Halesowen
The Falconry Centre ©
The Falconry Centre
Clent Hills ©
Clent Hills

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Asheville, United States

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Biltmore and Asheville Pinball Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Mount LeConte and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Chimney Tops Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville holiday website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hagley to Asheville. The time zone difference when traveling from Hagley to Asheville is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hagley in December: highs in Asheville hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and Alki Beach. Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip website.

Getting from Asheville to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Seattle is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Asheville in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Olympic National Park, United States

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Quinault (Rain Forest Nature Trail & Quinault Big Spruce Tree). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Quinault
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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