56 days in Europe, Africa, South America, United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

56 days in Europe, Africa, South America, United States, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly to Cataratas Del Iguazú International Airport, Drive to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Cuzco
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 9 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
— 9 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
Train to New Delhi Station, Fly to Siem Reap
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ortakoy, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and then take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip maker.

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Istanbul. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, wander the streets of Via Condotti, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Let the collections at Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea and Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Albayzin. Go for a jaunt from Granada to Sierra Nevada National Park to see Escuela de Esqui y Montana Al Andalus Activa about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Granada by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Fes, Morocco

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Sun), visit Medina of Fez and then contemplate the long history of Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin). On the next day, soak away your stress at local Arab baths, then admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and finally have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fes travel planner.

You can fly from Granada to Fes in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Fes due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in January: highs in Fes hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Fes

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, then head off the coast to Isla San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Fes to Iguazu National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fes in January, things will get much warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 15th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, then stop by Mapi Art, and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Iguazu National Park to Machu Picchu takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Iguazu National Park to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Machu Picchu to Grand Canyon National Park takes 27 hours. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Cairns, Australia

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Peter Jarver Gallery, &more) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, get engrossed in the history at Tolga Historical Society and Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Cairns with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Cairns. In January, Cairns is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Appreciate the collections at Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas route planning app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Beijing, China

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and National Museum Of China. Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, stop by Nanluoguxiang, admire the striking features of Temple of Heaven, and hunt for treasures at Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Beijing in 17.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas to Beijing, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in February; daily highs in Beijing reach 6°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Beijing

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Agra, India

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Imperial Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Taj Mahal, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agra tour planner.

Getting from Beijing to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2.5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in February: high temperatures in Agra hover around 29°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, view the masterpieces at Colors of Cambodia, browse the exhibits of Angkor Artwork E&T Stocker, and explore the ancient world of Baphuon Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Agra to Siem Reap by combination of train and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Agra to Siem Reap is 1.5 hours. While traveling from Agra, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Siem Reap, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.