60 days in United States, Mexico, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

60 days in United States, Mexico, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Chicago, United States
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Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay, Australia
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 5 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 8 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Chicago, United States

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and The Magnificent Mile. Step out of Chicago to go to Wheaton and see First Division Museum at Cantigny, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago visit planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Chicago. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tulum.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Tulum, Mexico

— 6 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Xcaret, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Tulum day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Tulum takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Tulum is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Tulum to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:

Mexico City, Mexico

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulum in October, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Sydney, Australia

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Mexico City to Sydney in 23 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Sydney is 16 hours. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

Hervey Bay, Australia

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade. Attractions like Lake Birrabeen and Burrum Heads Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and indulge in some personalized pampering at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 5 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kuniya Walk and Lungkata Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hervey Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hervey Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

— 8 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. Take a break from the city and head to Animal Tracks Safari and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, stroll through Mamukala Billabong, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 2:

Port Douglas, Australia

— 4 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Entomological museum and Safaris. There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Cairns, Australia

— 5 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

Moscow, Russia

— 3 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at State Tretyakov Gallery and Church of The Holy Virgin. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, see the interesting displays at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater, and take an in-depth tour of State Museum of GULAG's History.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Moscow by flight takes about 22 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Moscow is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get colder in Moscow: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Shop till you drop at Nevsky Prospekt and Tretyakov's Gallery. Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 22:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.