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

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

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

Start: Des Moines, United States
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  22 h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  13 h 30 min
5
Boracay, Philippines
— 1 day
+3
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Train:  10 h
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h
7
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  7 h
10
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
11
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Des Moines, United States

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get in touch with nature at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's still lots to do: walk around Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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Des Moines to New York City is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Des Moines to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Willow Beach
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Do your shopping at The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown and Silver Fern Gallery. Get in touch with nature at The Remarkables Ski Area and Milford Sound. Step out of Queenstown to go to Te Anau and see Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Coronet Peak, take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Clarke Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Bald Hills Cellar Door.

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Fly from Las Vegas to Queenstown in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Queenstown is 20 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Te Anau
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Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

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nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, explore the galleries of Brett Whiteley Studio, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday builder site.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at White Beach, then kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boracay day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sydney to Boracay in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Boracay is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Boracay hover around 87°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Bulabog Beach ©
Bulabog Beach

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nijo Castle, then shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and train from Boracay to Kyoto takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boracay in June: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 81°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Hallim Park and Arario Museum Dongmun Motel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamdeok Beach and Hyeopjae Beach. Go for a jaunt from Jeju to Seogwipo to see Halla Mountain about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by The Islander, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dongmun Market, and shop like a local with Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jeju trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Jeju in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
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Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Beijing, China

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.
On the 27th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), then look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, and then examine the collection at The Palace Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

Getting from Jeju to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Jeju to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Beijing

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Shop till you drop at Ostermalm Saluhall and Kulturhuset. Get in touch with nature at Sandhamn and Langholmen. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip maker tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Stockholm in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Beijing, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Technohoros Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Lycabettus. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Temple of Apollo & Akrokorinthos). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, look for gifts at Arhontiko Kelari, view the masterpieces at Eleni Marneri Galerie, and explore the world behind art at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary site.

Getting from Stockholm to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Stockholm in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corinth, Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage du Soleil and Florida Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage Publique de l' Opera. Venture out of the city with trips to Sentier Botanique (in Cogolin) and Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Nice due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St-Laurent du Var, Plage du Soleil, Sentier Botanique, Plage de Pampelonne, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Florida Beach ©
Florida Beach
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paris Plage and Plage du Butin. Visiting Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Rouen (Roumare Forest, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Honfleur, Caresse de Tigre, L'Orangerie
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), The Raptor Centre (in Groombridge) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Piccadilly Circus, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Birdland, The Raptor Centre, Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Embleton Bay and Beadnell Bay Beach. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Beadnell Bay Beach, Embleton Bay
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BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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