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 Schloss Heidelberg. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Museum fur Franken. Explore Mannheim's surroundings by going to Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Neroberg (in Wiesbaden) and Stuttgart (Porsche Museum, Mercedes-Benz Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the dramatic natural features at Margarethenschlucht, make a trip to Jesuit Kirche, and brush up on your military savvy at Zeitgeschichtliches Museum Mannheim.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mannheim attractions planner.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Mannheim is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Skopje, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mannheim, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up 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 Church of Sant'Agostino. Private Driver Walter Occhini and San Gimignano 1300 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Livorno: San Gimignano (Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, Galleria Gagliardi, &more), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) 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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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

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 Quinta da Regaleira. Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Sintra National Palace for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Nature & Wildlife Tours, NewsMuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museu Colecao Berardo, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning app.

You can fly from Livorno to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. June in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly 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 The Strong National Museum of Play. Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Seward House Museum are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Harriet Tubman Home (in Auburn), Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard (in Naples) and Genesee Country Village & Museum (in Mumford). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lazy Acre Alpacas, get a new perspective on nature at Women's Rights National Historical Park, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and steep yourself in history at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Rochester takes 14 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Rochester due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can 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 Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Imaculado Coracao de Maria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paroquia Sao Francisco de Paula, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Curitiba trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rochester to Curitiba. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Curitiba is 2 hours. Traveling from Rochester in June, expect Curitiba to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow 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 Fighter World. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba), Ivanhoe Wines (in Pokolbin) and Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with CoastXP, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, stroll through Nobbys Beach, and stroll around 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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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

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: Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb), Mulberry Hill National Trust (in Langwarrin) and Enchanted Adventure (in Arthurs Seat).

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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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

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 Great Sphinx. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Giza Plateau & Bent Pyramid) and Saqqara (Memphis and Sakkara, Pyramid of Teti, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and get to know the fascinating history of 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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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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