60 days in Asia, Mexico, United States & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Mexico, United States & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Drive to Ji'an
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Ji'an, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Xiulin, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Drive to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Fly to Beijing
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Beijing, China
— 9 nights
Fly
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Saltillo, Mexico
— 8 nights
Fly
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Buffalo, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Drive to Fredrikstad
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Fredrikstad, Norway
— 6 nights
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Drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Oss
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Oss, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 5 nights

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Ji'an, Taiwan — 4 nights

Ji'an Township, is a rural township in Hualien County, Taiwan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shen'an Temple and Hualian Jian Shrine. Change things up with a short trip to Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park in Wanrong (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, stroll around Farglory Ocean Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Liyu Lake, and kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

Before you visit Ji'an, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Ji'an is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Surabaya to Ji'an, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Xiulin.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Xiulin, Taiwan — 3 nights

Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Xiulin is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, head outdoors with Zhuilu Old Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiangde Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Xiulin day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ji'an to Xiulin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beijing.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Beijing, China — 9 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.
Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) are in your itinerary. The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong) will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), stroll through Temple of Heaven, and look for all kinds of wild species at Beijing Wildlife Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beijing day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xiulin to Beijing. In May, daytime highs in Beijing are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saltillo.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 18:

Saltillo, Mexico — 8 nights

Saltillo is the capital and largest city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Desierto and Museo de la Cultura Taurina. Museo de las Aves and Museo de Los Presidentes Coahuilenses will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Saltillo's surroundings by going to Museo de las Momias (in San Antonio Las Alazanas) and Parras de la Fuente (Casa Madero & Iglesia de Santo Madero). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Juan Nepomuceno, walk around Alameda Zaragoza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saltillo trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beijing to Saltillo. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Saltillo is minus 13 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saltillo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 27:

Buffalo, United States — 5 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Old Fort Niagara. Venture out of the city with trips to Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford), Niagara Falls (in Niagara Falls) and The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, and explore the world behind art at Buffalo AKG Art Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saltillo to Buffalo. Traveling from Saltillo in May, expect Buffalo to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fredrikstad.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Fredrikstad, Norway — 6 nights

Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. Visit Borrehaugene and Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum) and Whaling Museum in the Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredrikstad: World's End (in Tjome), Castle Rock Tower (in Tonsberg) and Fulehuk Lighthouse (in Duken). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Local Historical Centre, don't miss a visit to The Fortified Town, see the interesting displays at Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad, and stroll through Isegran.

Plan my trip to Fredrikstad with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buffalo to Fredrikstad. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Buffalo to Fredrikstad due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in June; daily highs in Fredrikstad reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll set off for Oss on the 8th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

Oss, The Netherlands — 7 nights

Oss is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.Topography575pxDutch Topographic map of Oss (municipality), June 2015City Center of OssOss has a shopping center with outlets including The Sting, C&A, and not so much more. You'll explore and learn at Dutch Poultry Museum and Oude Ambachten & Speelgoed Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Jan Cunen and Amerongen Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Oss side-trips: Leersumse Veld (in Leersum), Wageningen (Beeldengalerij Het Depot, Arboretum de Dreijen, &more) and Forelvisserij Maurik (in Maurik). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Settels-Roofvogels, trek along Landgoed Schaffelaar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ouwehands Zoo Rhenen, and try out the rides at Golfbad Oss.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oss trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fredrikstad to Oss. In June, daily temperatures in Oss can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 15:

Istanbul, Turkey — 8 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Visit Hagia Sophia Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Buyukada Tabiat Parki in Buyukada--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul tour planning website.

Explore your travel options from Oss to Istanbul with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than Oss - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kharkiv.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:

Kharkiv, Ukraine — 5 nights

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ilya Repin Museum and Avec Fine Arts Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Coffee and Marine Museum. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, examine the collection at Museum Of History And Technology Of The Southern Railway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Fiddler on the Roof.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Kharkiv, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Kharkiv is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Hualien travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Beaches · Landmarks

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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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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