61 days in United States, Canada, South Pacific, South America & Europe Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
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Tofino, Canada
— 1 night
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Whistler, Canada
— 3 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Drive to Americana
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Americana, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Drive to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Cannes
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Cannes, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Chicago, United States — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online trip builder.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December; daily highs in Chicago reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tofino.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Tofino, Canada — 1 night

A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tofino tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Tofino in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Tofino is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Tofino hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Whistler.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Whistler, Canada — 3 nights

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Whistler Blackcomb and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, examine the collection at Whistler Museum, and get into the urban bustle at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Whistler day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Whistler takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tofino in December; daily highs in Whistler reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
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Cairns, Australia — 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Whistler to Cairns takes 21.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Cairns is 18 hours. Traveling from Whistler in December, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas, Australia — 3 nights

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, trot along with a tour on horseback, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach, Australia — 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, and then take a tour of Whitsunday Passage. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & Narrow Neck Trail) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, stop by Darling Harbour, take some stellar pictures from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 29th (Thu), hike along Marion's Lookout Walk and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like WaterMaarq and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: YCW Beach (in Smiths Beach), Diamond Bay (in Sorrento) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Elite Male Massage, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel route app.

Fly from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Americana.
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Americana, Brazil — 3 nights

As you arrive on your Americana vacation, you'll be wondering whether you've somehow taken a trip through time and space to South Carolina in the 19th century.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mini Autodromo Internacional Zeca Elias and Basilica de Santo Antonio de Padua. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico De Americana, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Americana, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de Americana, and walk around Parque Aimarata.

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Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Americana with the Route module. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to Americana due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Americana when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lérins Islands and Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Nice (Musee Matisse, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marché provençal, get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette, and take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Americana to Cannes. Traveling from Americana to Cannes, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Americana in January, with highs in Cannes at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in January, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and The British Museum. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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

4.6
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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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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