8 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
— 1 day
Fly
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Miami, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Cincinnati, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Drive to Reggio Emilia
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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New York City, United States — 1 day

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.
On the 28th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and then stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Miami.
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Miami, United States — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati, United States — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cincinnati trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Cincinnati hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago, United States — 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in December: highs in Chicago hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 1 night

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get great views at N Seoul Tower and then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Seoul in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Seoul is 15 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 1 night

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa.

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Traveling by flight from Seoul to Dubai takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Seoul to Dubai, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in January, things will get much warmer in Dubai: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Reggio Emilia.
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Reggio Emilia, Italy — 1 night

Tricolor Town

Known as the Tricolor Town, Reggio Emilia is the birthplace of the modern Italian flag and serves as the region's hub for cultural activity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chiostri di San Domenico, then stop by Consorzio Vacche Rosse, and then don't miss a visit to Sala del Tricolore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reggio Emilia road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubai to Reggio Emilia. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in January: high temperatures in Reggio Emilia hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel 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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South Korea travel guide

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Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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