60 days in United States, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 8 nights
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Cleveland, United States
— 4 nights
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Toledo, United States
— 2 nights
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Columbus, United States
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati, United States
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Bus to Pattaya
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Pattaya, Thailand
— 7 nights
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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New York City, United States — 8 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Cleveland.
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Cleveland, United States — 4 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to The Butler Institute of American Art (in Youngstown), Akron (Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, Room Escape Games, &more) and Castle Noel (in Medina). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse, steep yourself in history at Gazebo & Green, Hudson, and walk around Rocky River Reservation.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Cleveland reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toledo.
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Toledo, United States — 2 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wildwood Manor House, and then admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Toledo Zoo, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and then examine the collection at Imagination Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Toledo trip maker.

Drive from Cleveland to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cleveland in December since evenings lows in Toledo dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Clifton Mill, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Clark County, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Catholic Art and History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Toledo to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Columbus are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati, United States — 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati journey planning site.

You can drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 8 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Tokyo takes 17 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Cincinnati - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pattaya.
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Pattaya, Thailand — 7 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get out of town with these interesting Pattaya side-trips: Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary (in Bang Sare), Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden (in Na Chom Thian) and Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bang Lamung). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Kusatsu Onsen Spa Chonburi, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pattaya Dolphinarium, and indulge your taste buds at Chakngeaw Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pattaya online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tokyo to Pattaya in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tokyo to Pattaya. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Pattaya to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 7 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pattaya to Barcelona. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Pattaya to Barcelona. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Pattaya in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 8 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland & Cotswold Sheepskin) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London route website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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Ohio travel guide

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The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
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