40 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

40 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 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
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island, Australia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip tool.

Getting from London to Bangkok by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Bangkok hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and stroll through Hat Sadet Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 22 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. While traveling from Ko Pha Ngan, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, make a trip to Ubirr, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Billabong.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Douglas, Australia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get reinvigorated at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Cairns, Australia

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Fraser Island, Australia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Wabby and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

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Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Sydney, Australia

— 4 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town visit planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cape Town in 18 hours. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cape Town, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

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.

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.