56 days in Canada, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, United States & Caribbean Itinerary

56 days in Canada, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, United States & Caribbean Itinerary

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Rankin Inlet, Canada
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Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Budapest, Hungary
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Beijing, China
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Shanghai, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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Haiku, United States
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Mesa, United States
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Manhattan, United States
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Rankin Inlet, Canada

Rankin Inlet is an Inuit hamlet on Kudlulik Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. Rankin Inlet is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Matchbox Gallery and stroll around Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rankin Inlet online trip maker.

Toronto to Rankin Inlet is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in November, things will get cooler in Rankin Inlet: highs are around -15°C and lows about -24°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Kangerlussuaq.

Things to do in Rankin Inlet

Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:

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Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kangerlussuaq Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangerlussuaq road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rankin Inlet to Kangerlussuaq. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rankin Inlet to Kangerlussuaq due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rankin Inlet in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kangerlussuaq: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kangerlussuaq

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik route planner.

Fly from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Greenland Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Kangerlussuaq in November, things will get much hotter in Reykjavik: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the next day, test the waters at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Budapest takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Budapest. When traveling from Reykjavik in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

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Lviv, Ukraine

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and explore the galleries of Lychakiv Cemetery.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Lviv online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Lviv in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in November, expect nights in Lviv to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 2nd (Mon), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Beijing.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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Beijing, China

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see Mutianyu Great Wall and then get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers and then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beijing trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Beijing takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Beijing is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in December, with lows around -8°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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Shanghai, China

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan).

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

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in December: highs in Shanghai hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites
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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and stroll through Lantau island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong trip maker app.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in December, you will find days in Hong Kong are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally walk around Lumpini Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Bangkok in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Pattaya, Thailand

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, and then make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, then head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then stop by Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pattaya trip builder.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Pattaya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Melbourne in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Pattaya to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pattaya in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, visit Darling Harbour, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 21st (Sat), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Haiku.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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Haiku, United States

Haiku is an unincorporated community in Maui County on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, experience rural life at Ahimsa Sanctuary Farm, then experience rural life at Leilani Farm Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Haiku Mill.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Haiku online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Haiku. Traveling from Cairns to Haiku, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Haiku hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mesa.

Things to do in Haiku

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Mesa, United States

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Usery Mountain Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): learn about all things military at Commemorative Air Force Museum, examine the collection at Arizona Museum of Natural History, and then explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mesa trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Haiku to Mesa in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Haiku in December, expect nights in Mesa to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Mesa

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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Manhattan, United States

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then engage your brain at Flint Hills Discovery Center, and then see the interesting displays at OZ Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sunset Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Kansas State University Gardens, and then learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manhattan tour itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Mesa to Manhattan with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa to Manhattan is 1 hour. Traveling from Mesa in December, expect Manhattan to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Manhattan

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Detroit, United States

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then stop by Shinola Bicycles, then head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Detroit travel website.

Explore your travel options from Manhattan to Detroit with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manhattan in December, you will find days in Detroit are little chillier (3°C), and nights are a bit warmer (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Hamilton is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Bermuda Aquarium, Natural History Museum & Zoo, take a stroll through Front Street, steep yourself in history at Admiralty House Park, and learn about all things military at Fort Hamilton.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamilton online itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Hamilton takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Detroit to Hamilton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in December, expect Hamilton to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hamilton Parish.

Things to do in Hamilton

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Hamilton Parish is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Blue Hole Park, Head underground at Crystal & Fantasy Caves, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tom Moore's Jungle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Parish online travel route planner.

Hamilton Parish is very close to Hamilton. January in Hamilton Parish sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. George.

Things to do in Hamilton Parish

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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St. George, Bermuda

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Tobacco Bay, then see the interesting displays at Bermuda National Trust Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Unfinished Church, and finally don't miss a visit to King's Square. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bridge House Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Fort St. Catherine, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Centre - St. George, then look for gifts at Lili Bermuda Perfumery, and finally admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

Find out how to plan St. George trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

St. George is very close to Hamilton Parish. In January in St. George, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Southampton Parish.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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Southampton Parish, Bermuda

The area's beaches remain the primary reason to holiday in Southampton Parish, with their number and variety providing entertainments and sights to suit a range of tastes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): play a few rounds at Port Royal Golf Course, Bermuda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay Beach. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at National Museum of Bermuda, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dockyard Glassworks.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Southampton Parish travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. George to Southampton Parish takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Southampton Parish

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Greenland travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Nature & Parks
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Bermuda travel guide

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Beaches · Caves · Scenic Walking Areas
The tropical "island" of Bermuda is actually a number of islands connected by road bridges and surrounded by numerous islets and cays. With access to everything from upscale resorts and quaint seaside inns, to tranquil pink-sand beaches and secluded snorkeling spots, a holiday in Bermuda appeals to most vacationers, regardless of age or budget. Although known as a place to relax, you'll find plenty of things to do in Bermuda. Partake in dynamic nightlife of the capital city, explore scenic hiking trails, or roam the narrow streets of St. George, the oldest British town in the New World.