31 days in United States, Canada, South Pacific, Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Train to Edinburgh, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Buffalo, Bus to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Newcastle, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States — 4 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and stroll through Central Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City online holiday 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. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls, Canada — 1 night

Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Niagara River Recreation Trail, then look for gifts at Truth Niagara, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, and finally make a trip to Niagara Whirlpool.

Plan my day in Niagara Falls using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Niagara Falls is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 7th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 3 nights

City by the Bay

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Newcastle.
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Newcastle, Australia — 1 night

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get great views at Strzelecki Scenic Lookout and then get up close to creatures of the deep with CoastXP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Blacksmiths Beach, do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Hanging Tree Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Newcastle in 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Newcastle. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Newcastle are warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.
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Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Parks
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Sydney, Australia — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder app.

Getting from Newcastle to Sydney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ninomaru Garden, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then walk around Rikugien Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Tokyo in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. In December, Tokyo is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and then make a trip to Insadong. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, then take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul road trip planning website.

Fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Seoul to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip tool.

You can fly from Seoul to Cairo in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Antalya.
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Antalya, Turkey — 1 night

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 27th (Tue), walk around Karnaval Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then look for gifts at Excalibur Silver, and finally admire the striking features of Yivli Minaret Mosque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Antalya takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Antalya is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Antalya to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London day trip planner.

Getting from Antalya to London by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Antalya to London is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Antalya in December, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
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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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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