52 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

52 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
3
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
4
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
6
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 5 nights
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
8
Havana, Cuba
— 7 nights
9
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
10
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
11
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
12
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Copenhagen to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in July, with highs in Istanbul at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, and take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tashkent trip app.

Fly from Istanbul to Tashkent in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Tashkent due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

4
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sher Dor Madrasah, admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and steep yourself in history at Tillya Kori Madrasah.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Samarkand trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Samarkand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda

4
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get in on the family fun at Olympic Park.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Samarkand to Beijing in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Samarkand to Beijing is 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Tokyo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

5
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Little River Gallery (in Little River) and Akaroa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & French Peak Wines). On the 21st (Tue), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, admire the natural beauty at Ohinetahi Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a stroll around The Arts Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Christchurch route maker website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Christchurch in 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Christchurch is 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in July, with highs in Christchurch at °C and lows at °C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Museums

Side Trips

Akaroa, Little River Gallery, Ohinetahi Garden
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip planning site.

Getting from Christchurch to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 31 hours. Traveling from Christchurch to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Mandor ©
Mandor

7
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Step out of Havana with an excursion to Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan trip to Havana with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Havana in 15 hours. In July, daytime highs in Havana are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Playa Paraiso
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

3
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and steep yourself in history at Beauregard-Keyes House.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to New Orleans takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Cuba Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Havana in August: highs in New Orleans hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, thentake a stroll through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in New York City. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Reykjavik.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Reykjavik takes 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

3
nights
Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ring of Brodgar, explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, thenadmire the striking features of Skaill House, and finally don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, thentake an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Rennibister Earth House, and finally delve into the distant past at Grain Earth House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kirkwall itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjavik to Kirkwall. In August, daily temperatures in Kirkwall can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Yesnaby Cliffs ©
Yesnaby Cliffs
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral

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