28 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

28 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States
— 9 nights
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Honolulu, United States
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Venture out of the city with trips to Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema & Museo Egizio). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Milan is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Rue du Gros-Horloge. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Evasion Canine in Fontainebleau, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Escape the urban bustle at Cirencester Park and Speed Boats Tours. National Gallery and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and contemplate the waterfront views at Thames River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 9 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelryfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Norwalk River Valley Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Philadelphia (Kelly Drive & Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, wander the streets of Dyker Heights, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from London to New York City by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Visiting Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: hike along Diamond Head State Monument, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Honolulu journey app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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