48 days in Asia, Europe, Mexico, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

48 days in Asia, Europe, Mexico, Caribbean & United States Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Puebla, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Holbox Island, Mexico
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Paradise Island, Bahamas
— 5 nights
Taxi to Nassau, Fly to Miami
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Miami, United States
— 6 nights
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Memphis, United States
— 4 nights
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Easton, United States
— 4 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubai tour itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In May, Dubai is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of 44°C and lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. On your second day here, walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip app.

You can fly from Dubai to Barcelona in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona. Traveling from Dubai in May, expect Barcelona to be colder, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puebla.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Puebla, Mexico — 6 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & Parroquia de San Andres Cholula). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Universitario BUAP.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla vacation planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Puebla by flight takes about 15.5 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Barcelona to Puebla due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puebla, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Cancun, Mexico — 6 nights

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, browse the range of quality goods at Plaza Caracol, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Puebla to Cancun in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer evenings in Cancun when traveling from Puebla in May, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tulum.
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Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

Tulum, Mexico — 5 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers, see the interesting displays at Mystika Immersive, and look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tulum itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Holbox Island.
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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Holbox Island, Mexico

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Holbox Island road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Tulum to Holbox Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Paradise Island.
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Paradise Island, Bahamas — 5 nights

Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
Paradise Island is known for zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Village, look for gifts at Kay's Fine Jewelry, and tee off at Paradise Island Golf Club.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paradise Island trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Paradise Island. In June, daily temperatures in Paradise Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.
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Miami, United States — 6 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Key Largo (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, walk around Matheson Hammock Park, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami online trip planner.

Getting from Paradise Island to Miami by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Miami, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Memphis.
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Memphis, United States — 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Tunica (Gold Strike Casino, Horseshoe Tunica, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Graceland, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and sample the fine beverages at Old Dominick Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in June, plan for little chillier nights in Memphis, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Easton.
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Easton, United States — 4 nights

Easton is a city in and the county seat of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore Easton's surroundings by going to Bethel (The Museum at Bethel Woods & Catskill Distilling Company), East Stroudsburg (Resica Falls & Pocono Snake & Animal Farm) and Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, and see the interesting displays at Sigal Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Easton road trip tool.

You can fly from Memphis to Easton in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Easton. In June, Easton is a bit cooler than Memphis - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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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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Bahamas travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.
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United States travel guide

4.5
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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