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

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

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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
2
St. Augustine, United States
— 3 nights
3
Key West, United States
— 4 nights
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Leh, India
— 3 nights
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
8
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
11
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
13
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
14
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
15
Paris, France
— 4 nights

5
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jacob Riis Park and Rockaway Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stop by Greenwich Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Queens
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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St. Augustine, United States

St. Augustine ©
St. Get in touch with nature at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Fort Clinch State Park. Get some historical perspective at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Old Jail. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lightner Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, gain insight at Flagler College, and don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine trip website.

Fly from New York City to St. Augustine in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Fort Clinch State Park
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

4
nights
Key West, United States

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Zachary Taylor and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Key West online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Augustine to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from St. Augustine in August, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vancouver Downtown and Museum of Anthropology. Visit Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, stroll around Stanley Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Vancouver in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Key West, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Downtown ©
Vancouver Downtown

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Kyoto in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Kyoto reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and then examine the collection at Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stakna Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Leh online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Leh in 19.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Salad Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan online vacation planner.

Getting from Leh to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 14 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Sydney in 14.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in August, expect Sydney to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Cape Point and then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach and then hike along Platteklip Gorge.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cape Town in 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Cape Town. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and stop by Alfama.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Lisbon takes 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Lisbon is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Catedral Primada and Royal Palace of Madrid will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casco Historico de Toledo and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing website.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Relax by the water at Fenals Beach and Cala del Senyor Ramon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Barcelona Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and stop by Las Ramblas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Fenals Beach
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Appreciate the collections at BMW Welt and Deutsches Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Munich by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Munich hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Neues Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites
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Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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