45 days in Europe, Mexico, United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

45 days in Europe, Mexico, United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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45 days in Europe, Mexico, United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Tampere, Finland
+2
train + Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
6
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
8
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  23​h
11
Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Tampere, Finland

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Duomo di Pisa. Kids will enjoy Le mura di Lucca and Piazza della Signoria. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena Cathedral (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary site .

Tampere, Finland to Florence is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Florence is a bit warmer than Tampere - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Le mura di Lucca, Duomo di Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Cascata delle Marmore and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Cascata delle Marmore, St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

4
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get outdoors at Poniente Beach and Bioparc Valencia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plaza de la Virgen and Valencia Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Peniscola Castle (in Peniscola) and Benidorm (Benidorm Old Town & Playa de Levante). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Benidorm, Peniscola Castle
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Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach
Peniscola Castle ©
Peniscola Castle

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Escape the urban bustle at Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Playa la Joya. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Albayzin and Mirador de San Nicolas. Step out of Granada with an excursion to Balcon de Europa in Nerja--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Carrera del Darro, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip planning tool .

Drive from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, Playa la Joya
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Playa la Joya ©
Playa la Joya
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

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You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toPlaya del Carmen.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Walking tours

3
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Gran Cenote. Kids will appreciate attractions like Akumal Beach and Xel-Ha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Cenotes Dos Ojos (in Tulum), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and The Amazing Cozumel Race (in Cozumel).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen online travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Seville to Playa del Carmen with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Playa del Carmen is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Seville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Playa del Carmen, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cozumel, Tulum, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Two Eyes Cenote ©
Two Eyes Cenote

7
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Getty Center and Disney California Adventure Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Seal Beach (in Seal Beach), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Carpinteria (Carpinteria State Beach & Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Pasadena, Carpinteria, Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Maunganui Summit Track and Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Taupo to see Huka Falls Walkway about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village and make a trip to Te Puia.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip maker site .

Fly from Los Angeles to Rotorua in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rotorua. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Rotorua hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Mount Maunganui Summit Track
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Visiting Zipline and Kiwi Birdlife Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queenstown Garden and Spas. On the 19th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown holiday planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Spas

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Four Mile Beach and Opalbar. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Queenstown to Port Douglas in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Opalbar, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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nights
Jiuzhaigou County, China

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Douglas to Jiuzhaigou County. Traveling from Port Douglas to Jiuzhaigou County, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature Parks
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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