56 days in Europe, United States, South America, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

56 days in Europe, United States, South America, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Mannheim
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Mannheim, Germany
— 8 nights
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Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Livorno
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Livorno, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 8 nights
Fly
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Rochester, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Newcastle
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Newcastle, Australia
— 5 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Box Hill
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Box Hill, Australia
— 6 nights
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights

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Mannheim, Germany — 8 nights

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Marienberg and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Museum-lovers will appreciate Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Porsche Museum. Explore Mannheim's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Museum fur Franken & Würzburg Residence), Neroberg (in Wiesbaden) and Stuttgart (Mercedes-Benz Museum & Staatsgalerie). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, look for all kinds of wild species at Tinnunculus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and take in the dramatic natural features at Margarethenschlucht.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mannheim road trip planning app.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Mannheim is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Skopje in June, you will find days in Mannheim are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy — 6 nights

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Get some historical perspective at Torre e Casa Campatelli and Torre Grossa. Private Driver Walter Occhini and Historic Centre of San Gimignano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Livorno: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300, Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, &more) and Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero and don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Livorno day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mannheim to Livorno. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mannheim in June: highs in Livorno hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 8 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Visit Castelo de S. Jorge and Sintra National Palace for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Nature & Wildlife Tours, NewsMuseum, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), see the interesting displays at Museu do Fado, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon visit planner.

You can fly from Livorno to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rochester.
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Rochester, United States — 6 nights

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Get a sense of the local culture at Corning Museum of Glass and Genesee Country Village & Museum. Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Mount Hope Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House (in Buffalo), Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard (in Naples) and Auburn (Harriet Tubman Home & Seward House Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, steep yourself in history at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and get a new perspective on nature at Women's Rights National Historical Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Rochester by flight takes about 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Rochester. In June, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Curitiba.
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Curitiba, Brazil — 7 nights

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Let the collections at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and Museu Oscar Niemeyer capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario Tabor Magnificat and Igreja Presbiteriana de Curitiba. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Imaculado Coracao de Maria, get to know the fascinating history of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula, and see the interesting displays at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Curitiba vacation site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rochester to Curitiba. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rochester to Curitiba. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rochester in June; daily highs in Curitiba reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.
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Newcastle, Australia — 5 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Scratchley and Norah Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Newcastle Museum and Wine D Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Ivanhoe Wines (in Pokolbin) and Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with CoastXP, examine the collection at Fighter World, take in the pleasant sights at Nobbys Head, and have fun at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Curitiba to Newcastle. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 13 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Newcastle when traveling from Curitiba in July, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Box Hill.
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Box Hill, Australia — 6 nights

You'll explore and learn at The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amour of the Grape Tours and Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Box Hill: Mulberry Hill National Trust (in Langwarrin), Enchanted Adventure (in Arthurs Seat) and Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Box Hill trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newcastle to Box Hill. When traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Box Hill: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 7 nights

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Pyramids of Giza and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Memphis and Sakkara, Pyramid of Teti, &more) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Giza Plateau, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the activities along Nile River, and visit Coptic Cairo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairo planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Box Hill to Cairo. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Box Hill to Cairo. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Box Hill in July: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 41°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 26:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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