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

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

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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot
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Jiuzhaigou County, China
— 2 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu, China
— 2 nights
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Zhangjiajie, China
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Huangshan, China
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island, Australia
— 3 nights
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Karijini National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Fuji
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Fuji, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Vladivostok International Airport
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Vladivostok, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly to Gorno-Altaysk Airport, Drive to Belokurikha
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Belokurikha, Russia
— 2 nights
Drive to Gorno-Altaysk Airport, Fly to Sochi International Airport
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Sochi, Russia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Male, Maldives
Fly to Seychelles International Airport, Drive to Praslin Island
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights

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Longyearbyen, Norway

— 1 night
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, then look for gifts at Arctica, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Longyearbyen vacation planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Longyearbyen is an approximately 8-hour flight. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Copenhagen in April: high temperatures in Longyearbyen hover around -7°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and steep yourself in history at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Longyearbyen to Beijing. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Longyearbyen to Beijing. In April, Beijing is much warmer than Longyearbyen - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Jiuzhaigou County, China

— 2 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Nuorilang Waterfall and then make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Jiuzhaigou County in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks

Chengdu, China

— 2 nights

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Qingcheng and then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kuanzhai Alley, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chengdu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Zhangjiajie, China

— 2 nights
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Xibu Street and then make a trip to Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Hong Kong, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Huangshan, China

— 2 nights
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
On the 18th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark and then take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Huangshan trip builder tool.

Fly from Hong Kong to Huangshan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Shanghai, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Art Lab (MOCA Shanghai), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jade Buddha Temple, then examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shanghai tour planner.

Drive from Huangshan to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Go for a jaunt from Denpasar to Beraban to see Tanah Lot Temple about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waterbom Bali, discover the deep blue sea with Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denpasar trip tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Denpasar by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in April, expect nights in Denpasar to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Australia

— 3 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 26th (Wed), get outside with Jetryder, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Passage Peak and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Denpasar to Hamilton Island with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Denpasar in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Karijini National Park, Australia

— 3 nights
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Karijini National Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Karijini National Park. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Hamilton Island in April, you will find days in Karijini National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

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Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Port Douglas takes 49 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Karijini National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Fuji, Japan

— 3 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Explore Fuji's surroundings by going to Fujinomiya (Kengamine & Shiraito Falls), Shizuoka (Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) & Kunozan Toshogu Shrine) and Japan's Highest Peak Fujisan Kengamine Monument (in Narusawa-mura). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Fuji, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Mount Fuji Children's World, and get great views at Imamiya Tea Plantation.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fuji holiday planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Fuji. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Port Douglas to Fuji due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in May; daily highs in Fuji reach 24°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. While traveling from Fuji, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Tours

Vladivostok, Russia

— 2 nights
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Vladivostok is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Russky Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Eagle's Nest Mount, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Port Arthur Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebration, and appreciate the history behind The Memorial Complex on the Korabelnaya Embankment.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vladivostok online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Vladivostok. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Vladivostok is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in May; daily highs in Vladivostok reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belokurikha.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Belokurikha, Russia

— 2 nights
Belokurikha is a town and a balneological resort in Altai Krai, Russia, located on the Bolshaya Belokurikha River 250km south of Barnaul, the administrative center of the krai. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Kamenny Ostrov Miniature Park, make a splash at Aquapark Belovodiye, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerkovka Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Rock Four Brothers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church in Honor of St. Nicholas, then see the interesting displays at Belokurikha City Museum named after S.I. Gulyaev, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belokurikha trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vladivostok to Belokurikha. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Vladivostok to Belokurikha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Belokurikha

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas · Nature
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Sochi, Russia

— 2 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument to Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy, then view the masterpieces at Fort Art Gallery, and finally let little ones run wild at Anticafe Dom Kultury. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove and then get in on the family fun at Sochi Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sochi trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Belokurikha to Sochi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sochi

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, then learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wide array of goods at GUM, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip website.

Fly from Sochi to Moscow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sochi in May, with highs in Moscow at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Male road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moscow to Male. Traveling from Moscow to Male, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in May, expect Male to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 31°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Male

Historic Sites

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 1 night
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Praslin Island journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Praslin Island. The time zone changes from Maldives Time (MVT) to Seychelles Time (SCT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Praslin Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Nairobi, Kenya

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, look for gifts at Mille Collines, and take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nairobi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Nairobi takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Nairobi is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Praslin Island in May; daily highs in Nairobi reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Svalbard travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours

Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

Seychelles travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.