22 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Somma Vesuviana
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Somma Vesuviana, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Calistoga, United States
— 1 night
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Bus to El Cerrito Del Norte, Subway to San Francisco, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 19th (Tue), go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder app.

Chennai, India to Zermatt is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Somma Vesuviana.
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Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Somma Vesuviana, Italy — 2 nights

Somma Vesuviana is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, southern Italy.HistoryBefore the Roman colonisation, the area of today's Somma Vesuviana was probably inhabited by Italic peoples like Samnites and Oscans.Later it became a vacation place for the rich patricians of Rome, who built magnificent villas in the area.A villa was discovered in the 1930s in the frazione of Starza della Regina, and interpreted at the time as that of emperor Augustus at Nola where he probably passed his last days of life.In 2002 excavations on the villa started again which determined that the villa was buried during the eruption of Vesuvius of 472 AD and not 79 AD (like that which buried Pompeii etc.), and so was part of the community that continued after the earlier eruption and recovered better than the territories to the south. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): browse the different shops at Vulcano Buono and then delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at La Reggia Designer Outlet and then browse the different shops at Centro Commerciale Campania.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Somma Vesuviana online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Somma Vesuviana with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Somma Vesuviana are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berlin tour itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Somma Vesuviana to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Seattle, United States — 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally see Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online trip builder.

Fly from Berlin to Seattle in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Seattle is minus 9 hours. December in Seattle sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Calistoga.
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Calistoga, United States — 1 night

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 29th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Calistoga trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Calistoga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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: make a trip to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planning tool.

Do a combination of bus, subway, and flight from Calistoga to New York City in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Calistoga to New York City is 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Calistoga in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Beijing.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Beijing, China — 3 nights

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
On the 7th (Sun), head outdoors with Mutianyu Great Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers and then admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beijing online travel planner.

Getting from New York City to Beijing by flight takes about 17 hours. Traveling from New York City to Beijing, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in January since evenings lows in Beijing dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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