31 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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New York City, United States
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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Doha, Qatar
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New Delhi, India
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London tour itinerary builder app.

Newcastle upon Tyne to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online sightseeing 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 up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Paris by flight takes about 11.5 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more) and Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis, Al Jahili Fort, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, hunt for treasures at Dubai Spice Souk, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai road trip tool.

Getting from Madrid to Dubai by flight takes about 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Madrid to Dubai. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Dubai at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kabul.
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Kabul, Afghanistan — 1 night

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 26th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, then walk around Bagh-e Babur, and then make a trip to Babur Tomb.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kabul planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Kabul takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Kabul, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Doha.
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Doha, Qatar — 1 night

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and then don't miss a visit to The Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq Waqif and then walk around Aspire Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Doha trip builder website.

You can fly from Kabul to Doha in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kabul to Doha. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 3 nights

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi sightseeing site.

You can fly from Doha to New Delhi in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in December, New Delhi is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time 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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