26 days in United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

26 days in United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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26 days in United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
10
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
11
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
12
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City driving holiday site .

Getting from Santo Domingo to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites
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St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales are in your itinerary. Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Segovia Aqueduct & Catedral de Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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

You can fly from New York City to Madrid in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally take in the views from Puente de Piedra. On the next day, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Engracia, see the interesting displays at Emoz, then examine the collection at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

Make your Zaragoza itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Madrid to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Zaragoza are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Trails
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Emoz ©
Emoz

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Popular historic sites such as Baños Arabes and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Alcazaba. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Benalmadena Puerto Marina (in Benalmadena), Nerja (Balcon de Europa, Church of El Salvador, & more) and Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Old City, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Martires, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Malaga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zaragoza in August since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Marbella Old Town
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Malaga to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online journey planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Chiesa di S. Maria delle Grazie
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Main Market Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wawel Cathedral and Rakowicki Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate the long history of The Barbican (Barbakan), and explore the different monuments and memorials at New Jewish Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow journey maker website .

Getting from Milan to Krakow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Krakow reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Visit Tokyo National Museum and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine for their historical value. Hase-dera Temple and Odaiba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka), Sankeien Gardens (in Naka) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

Plan my day in Tokyo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Krakow to Tokyo in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Krakow to Tokyo. When traveling from Krakow in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Sankeien Gardens, Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, wander the streets of Chinatown, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mariamman Temple, then see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Singapore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sentosa Boardwalk, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thian Hock Keng Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Singapore driving holiday planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Singapore Time (SGT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Singapore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Singapore

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, then make a trip to Rockefeller Center, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally explore and take pictures at The High Line.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning site .

You can fly from Singapore to New York City in 21.5 hours. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Singapore to New York City due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
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Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
American Museum of Natural History ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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