56 days in Europe, United States, Asia & Africa Itinerary

56 days in Europe, United States, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 27 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 5 nights
Train to Gandhinagar Jpr, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
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Beijing, China
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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New York City, United States

— 27 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Philadelphia (Independence Seaport Museum, Wissahickon Valley Park, &more), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll through The High Line.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the New York City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to New York City takes 11.5 hours. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — Nov 6:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online tour planner.

Getting from New York City to Rome by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Agra, India

— 5 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore Agra's surroundings by going to Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Lotus Throne (in Fatehpur Sikri). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Temple, stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and stop by Marble Handicrafts Agra.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rome to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 18 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Rome in November, plan for much hotter days in Agra, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairo tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Cairo takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. When traveling from Agra in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Beijing, China

— 12 nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the history behind Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and admire the striking features of The Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beijing online vacation planner.

Fly from Cairo to Beijing in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, things will get much colder in Beijing: highs are around 11°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — Dec 1:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.