60 days in Europe, United States & Africa Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 10 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
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Page, United States
— 2 nights
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Winslow, United States
— 1 night
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Sedona, United States
— 3 nights
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Phoenix, United States
— 1 night
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Tucson, United States
— 1 night
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Tombstone, United States
— 1 night
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New Orleans, United States
— 7 nights
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New York City, United States
— 9 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Paris, France — 10 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seine River and Fondation Claude Monet. Visit Montmartre and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City), Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle) and Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de l’Orangerie, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 11 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Churchill War Rooms and Cutty Sark. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Westminster. Venture out of the city with trips to Bateman's (in Burwash), Dorchester Abbey (in Dorchester-on-Thames) and Oxford (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, have fun and explore at Royal Air Force Museum London, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London trip maker site.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Page.
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Page, United States — 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Powell. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Page travel itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Page by flight takes about 16.5 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Page due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Page hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Winslow.
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Winslow, United States — 1 night

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Homolovi State Park, and then walk around Standin' on the Corner.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Winslow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Winslow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Page in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Winslow. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona, United States — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Montezuma Castle National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock State Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winslow to Sedona takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix, United States — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in August, with highs in Phoenix at 47°C and lows at 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tucson.
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Tucson, United States — 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac and then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tucson day trip planning site.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, Tucson is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tombstone.
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Tombstone, United States — 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tombstone day trip app.

You can drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in August, with highs in Tombstone at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans, United States — 7 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. Let the collections at Whitney Plantation and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & St. Joseph Plantation). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Sazerac House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Houmas House and Gardens, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tombstone to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tombstone to New Orleans. Traveling from Tombstone in August, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 9 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.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Museum of Natural History and The Met Cloisters. Venture out of the city with trips to Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and visit Dumbo.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiff Kombi Tours and Irma Stern Museum. Step out of Cape Town to go to Breede River and see Groot Drakenstein Prison, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach, hike along Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sea views from Slangkop Point Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Cape Town takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 6 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oriental Plaza and Melrose Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Apartheid Museum and Wits Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Deneysville to see Historic Motorcycle Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Wozobona Cultural House, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gandhi Square.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel 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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