60 days in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico Itinerary

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Toronto, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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New York City, United States
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
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Bruges, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Oslo, Norway
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Moscow, Russia
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Genoa, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Male, Maldives
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Singapore, Singapore
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hong Kong, China
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Beijing, China
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Shanghai, China
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Honolulu, United States
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Lahaina, United States
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Lihue, United States
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Taravao, French Polynesia
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Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Castries, St. Lucia
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Sint Willibrordus, Curacao
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Carate, Costa Rica
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Tulum, Mexico
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New Orleans, United States
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Charleston, United States
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Las Vegas, United States
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San Diego, United States
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San Francisco, United States
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Toronto, Canada — 3 nights

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toronto trip itinerary builder site.

Seattle, USA to Toronto is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get little chillier in Toronto: highs are around 36°F and lows about 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Quebec City.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Quebec City, Canada

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City vacation builder app.

Fly from Toronto to Quebec City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for New York City on the 23rd (Wed).
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New York City, United States — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then stroll around Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Times Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and finally admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City route builder website.

You can fly from Quebec City to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel site.

You can fly from New York City to Reykjavik in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Reykjavik at 36°F and lows at 27°F. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 26th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 day

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh route planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, expect Edinburgh to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the views from Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Lisbon, Portugal — 1 day

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Lisbon at 60°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 day

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

Planning Madrid trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In December, Madrid is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Bruges.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the striking features of Stadhuis, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally examine the collection at Historium Brugge.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 day

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 1 day

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally walk around Vigeland Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oslo day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia — 1 day

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square.

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

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Moscow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Moscow is 2 hours. Traveling from Oslo in January, you will find days in Moscow are colder (21°F), and nights are about the same (13°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in January; daily highs in Prague reach 36°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. On the next day, make a trip to The Flower Clock, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Prague to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in January: highs in Geneva hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 1 day

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, then make a trip to Piazza De Ferrari, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip tool.

You can fly from Geneva to Genoa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Genoa is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 53°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in January since evenings lows in Florence dip to 38°F. You will leave for Venice on the 11th (Mon).
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Venice, Italy — 1 day

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

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

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 47°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 day

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in January, with highs in Rome at 55°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You can plan Istanbul trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Male.
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Male, Maldives

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.
To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Male trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Istanbul to Male takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Male is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: high temperatures in Male hover around 87°F and lows are around 79°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Singapore in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Singapore is 3 hours. January in Singapore sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denpasar trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Denpasar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 day

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 18th (Mon), stroll around Lumpini Park, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then make a trip to Wat Pho, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Bangkok takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 1 day

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of the Dead, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap road trip app.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 1 day

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong, China

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Hong Kong. In January, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will leave for Beijing on the 21st (Thu).
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Beijing, China — 1 day

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see Mutianyu Great Wall and then steep yourself in history at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, things will get cooler in Beijing: highs are around 38°F and lows about 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.
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Shanghai, China — 1 day

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the landmark architecture of 1933 Old Millfun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in January, expect nights in Shanghai to be warmer, around 37°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Shanghai to Kyoto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 23rd (Sat).
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Tokyo, Japan — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. January in Tokyo sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Honolulu sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Honolulu in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19 hours traveling from Tokyo to Honolulu. In January, Honolulu is warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, United States

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Lahaina sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Lihue.
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Lihue, United States

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue attractions planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In January in Lihue, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bora Bora route planning tool.

Getting from Lihue to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Taravao.
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Taravao, French Polynesia — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Harrison W. Smith Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taravao trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Taravao takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Taravao can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hiva Oa.
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Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiva Oa online trip builder.

Fly from Taravao to Hiva Oa in 5 hours. You'll set off for Papeete on the 25th (Mon).
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Papeete, French Polynesia

The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Papeete trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hiva Oa to Papeete takes 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You'll set off for Auckland on the 26th (Tue).
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Auckland, New Zealand

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 27th (Wed), get some jogging in at Nelson Street Cycleway and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Papeete to Auckland in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time (TAHT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 22 hour difference. Traveling from Papeete in January, you will find days in Auckland are cooler (66°F), and nights are a bit cooler (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hamilton.
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Hamilton, New Zealand

On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hamilton road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Hamilton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Paihia on the 27th (Wed).
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Paihia, New Zealand

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paihia day trip site.

Getting from Hamilton to Paihia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You will leave for Queenstown on the 27th (Wed).
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 1 day

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown online journey planner.

You can fly from Paihia to Queenstown in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart, Australia — 1 day

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart driving holiday tool.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 73°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route maker website.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
For more things to do and tourist information, read Cape Town sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cape Town in 20 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cape Town. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 1 day

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Victoria Falls in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Rio de Janeiro: highs are around 90°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 1 day

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires visit app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, things will get little chillier in Buenos Aires: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Bridgetown.
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Bridgetown, Barbados — 1 day

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): Head underground at Harrison's Cave., steep yourself in history at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Carlisle Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bridgetown tour builder website.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Bridgetown by flight takes about 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 1 hour. February in Bridgetown sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Castries.
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Castries, St. Lucia — 1 day

The capital and largest city in Saint Lucia, Castries has a number of cultural sites to explore, and recreational areas to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Rodney Bay and then look for gifts at Harry Edwards Jewelers.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Castries tour app.

You can fly from Bridgetown to Castries in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Castries can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sint Willibrordus.
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Sint Willibrordus, Curacao

Sint Willibrordus is a small town in Curaçao. To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sint Willibrordus online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Castries to Sint Willibrordus takes 9.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sint Willibrordus are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You'll set off for Nassau on the 4th (Thu).
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Nassau, Bahamas — 1 day

On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, try to win big at Atlantis Casino, and then get a taste of local nightlife at John Watling's Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nassau day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sint Willibrordus to Nassau in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sint Willibrordus to Nassau is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sint Willibrordus in February, with highs in Nassau at 81°F and lows at 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Carate.
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Carate, Costa Rica

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carate trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nassau to Carate. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll set off for Tulum on the 6th (Sat).
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Tulum, Mexico

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carate to Tulum. The time zone difference when traveling from Carate to Tulum is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Tulum are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will leave for New Orleans on the 8th (Mon).
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New Orleans, United States — 1 day

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans online route builder.

You can fly from Tulum to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tulum, expect colder days and little chillier nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Charleston.
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Charleston, United States — 1 day

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Charleston is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you will find days in Charleston are a bit warmer (63°F), and nights are little chillier (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Las Vegas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You'll set off for San Diego on the 9th (Tue).
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San Diego, United States — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Las Vegas in February, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planning app.

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

4.6
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

4.5
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.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.
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Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.
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Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.
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Bay of Islands travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Swim with Dolphins · Dolphin & Whale Watching
World-renowned place for big-game fishing, the subtropical microregion of Bay of Islands has enjoyed fame ever since the adventure novelist Zane Grey released "Tales of the Angler's El Dorado, New Zealand" in the 1930s. Your own Bay of Islands trip can be as adventurous as you like, with great opportunities for spotting whales, dolphins, marlins, and penguins, as well as popular dive spots. Don't forget to turn your gaze upward from the abundant sea: the sky here is the second-bluest in the word, according to a scientific study conducted early in the 21st century. The bay's many islands have great hiking trails, and long sandy beaches stretch along the coves and inlets on the mainland.
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South Island travel guide

4.6
Entertainment Centers · Bodies of Water · Hiking Trails
Māui's Canoe
The wilder of New Zealand's two main islands, South Island offers a feast of nature in all its glory. Extensive, untouched plains connect alpine landscapes with rugged shorelines, creating a home for an abundance of animals and vegetation, on land and in the rich surrounding waters. Renowned as a window to the natural world before man (something that scores of film directors have tapped into over the years), South Island folds its cities and townships into the surrounding landscape, their populations adding something singular to the mix. On your trip to South Island, you'll witness the awe-inspiring cultural heritage of the Maori, whose art and architecture complements the developments of the colonial legacy. The result is a land of characterful buildings, rolling vineyards, and free-spirited adventure.
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St. Lucia travel guide

4.1
Hot Springs · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.
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Curacao travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Bridges · Scuba & Snorkeling
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.
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Osa Peninsula travel guide

4.4
National Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Islands
A remote area, home to half of all the country's species, Osa Peninsula attracts visitors looking for adventure in the great outdoors. Explorations of the marine environment surrounding the peninsular are among the most popular things to do on Osa Peninsula, with a wealth of dive and snorkeling sites to visit. The main town provides a jump-off point for explorations of the sandy beaches and virgin tropical rainforest of the national park, home to wild cats, scarlet macaws, frogs, snakes, monkeys, deer, sloths, tapirs, raccoons, manatees...
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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