60 days in United States, Mexico, South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Columbus, United States
— 2 nights
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Miami, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to Cozumel, Ferry to Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
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Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States — 6 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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then hunt for treasures at North Market Farmer's Market, and finally stop by Helen Winnemore's. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at PAI Yoga & Fitness, buy something for everyone on your list at Polaris Fashion Place, and then wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbus online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Columbus to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami, United States — 6 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Head to Aventura Mall and Art Baselfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Surfside Beach and Miami Beach & Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Key Largo (Spas, Island Dolphin Care, &more) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at 12th Street Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, and don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip site.

Getting from Columbus to Miami by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Columbus in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico — 2 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach and then make a trip to Tulum Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Miami to Playa del Carmen in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City, Mexico — 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, expect nights in Mexico City to be colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — 5 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Los Muertos Beach and Bucerias. Do your shopping at Galleria Dante and South Side Shuffle. The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the exciting artwork at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, browse the exhibits of Ro'Wo Galeria, and soak in style at Hamam Turkish Boutique Spa.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 5 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Head to Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora and Bora Art Upstairsfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Kincaid Galleries, soothe aching muscles at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bora Bora visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Vallarta to Bora Bora. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Bora Bora, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Male.
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Male, Maldives — 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Artificial Beach and Hulhumale Beach. Do your shopping at Male Fish Market and Island Bazaar. Step out of Male to go to Vihamanafushi and see Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rasfannu, admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), race across the water with a speed boat tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Mall.

Before you visit Male, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bora Bora to Male. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Via Condotti and Porta Portesefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Male to Rome takes 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Male to Rome. Traveling from Male in January, expect Rome to be colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia di Marina di Vietri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Fornillo (in Positano), Salerno (Giardino della Minerva, Villa Comunale, &more) and Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, see the interesting displays at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica.

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Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Naples sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Shop till you drop at Pro Loco "San Paolo" and Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Cantina San Gregorio in Valdobbiadene, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip tool.

Getting from Naples to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in January, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Kalinkashopfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more), Macelleria Mangili (in Paladina) and Palazzo Comunale (in Clusone). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, get a taste of the local shopping with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, and take a stroll through Brera District.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan attractions planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at Mercato Centrale and HUMILIS Made in Assisi (Boutique Firenze Ponte Vecchio). Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence planning app.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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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Mexico travel guide

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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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Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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