53 days in South Pacific, Europe, United States & South America Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Metz, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
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Denver, United States
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Kansas City, United States
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Columbus, United States
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New York City, United States
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Boston, United States
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Washington DC, United States
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Tampa, United States
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Dallas, United States
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sydney, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia — 1 night

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and then steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and De Vishal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip site.

Fly from Melbourne to Amsterdam in 25 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Metz.
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Metz, France — 3 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Fort de Queuleu and Eglise Sainte-Therese-de-l'Enfant-Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Place Stanislas and Œuvre de la cathédrale. Explore Metz's surroundings by going to Verdun (Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun & Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun), Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy (in Nancy) and Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the top attractions with Centre Pompidou-Metz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Eucaire.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Metz tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Metz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and finally stop by The Panier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Metz to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Metz in July; daily highs in Marseille reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lille.
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Lille, France — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Place du Theatre. La Coupole and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire), Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grande Place, shop like a local with Vieux-Lille, and admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lille online road trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Lille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect Lille to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at The British Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London travel route planner.

Getting from Lille to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lille to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at National Football Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then make a trip to Manchester Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and then examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Manchester to Los Angeles in 14.5 hours. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.
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Denver, United States — 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver day trip planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Kansas City.
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Kansas City, United States — 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): gain insight at Kaleidoscope, take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Denver to Kansas City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Kansas City is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Kansas City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Columbus.
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Columbus, United States — 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then identify plant and animal life at Rock Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then stop by German Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at Battelle Darby Creek.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kansas City to Columbus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Columbus is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and then get a new perspective on things with Imagine Yacht Charters. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Columbus in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Boston, United States — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Boston road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, Boston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC, United States — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Military Park. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Cemetery in Gettysburg--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tampa.
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Tampa, United States — 3 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Get some historical perspective at Sarasota National Cemetery and Philippe Park. When in Tampa, make a side trip to see Siesta Key Rum in Sarasota, approximately Sarasota away. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour and explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampa online trip maker.

Fly from Washington DC to Tampa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas, United States — 3 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dallas Museum of Art. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dallas World Aquarium, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas journey planning site.

Getting from Tampa to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Dallas. In August, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 2 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Cementerio de la Recoleta and Palacio Barolo are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planning tool.

Fly from Dallas to Buenos Aires in 14 hours. Traveling from Dallas to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Buenos Aires to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Billich Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Rocks Discovery Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sydney in 21 hours. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 7 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Get some historical perspective at Langmeil Winery and Heysen The Cedars. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock), Lyndoch (Kies Family Wines & Cimicky Wines) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Dedicate the 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, take an in-depth tour of Adelaide Gaol, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Adelaide. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow 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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