60 days in Asia, Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Luang Phabang International Airport
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Shuttle to Casablanca, Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Rissani
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salvador, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 9 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 7 nights
Bus to Porto Alegre, Fly to Foz do Iguacu
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Shuttle to Iguazu, Fly to El Palomar, Taxi to Puerto Madero, Bus to Colonia
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Puerto Madero, Shuttle to Ezeiza, Fly to Uyuni
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Luang Prabang, Laos

— 2 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Xiengthong. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, make a trip to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, and steep yourself in history at Wat Manorom.

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Brize Norton, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brize Norton to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brize Norton in September, things will get warmer in Luang Prabang: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 nights
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and South Beach. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum online journey builder.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Wadi Rum in 21 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Off-Road Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Koutoubia Mosque. On the 13th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning tool.

You can fly from Wadi Rum to Marrakech in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wadi Rum to Marrakech. In September, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Museums

Essaouira, Morocco

— 4 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Essaouira Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira and Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in September, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Merzouga, Morocco

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art Sahara and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Merzouga route planning website.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Essaouira to Merzouga in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Salvador, Brazil

— 5 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Get outdoors at Imbassai Beach and Praia do Lord. Visit Guarajuba Beach and Flamengo Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim) and Praia do Forte (Forte Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salvador road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Merzouga to Salvador takes 22.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brasilia, Brazil

— 3 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Templo da Boa Vontade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Paranoa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, take an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and take in the views from Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brasilia day trip planning app.

You can fly from Salvador to Brasilia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in September, Brasilia is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Camboinhas Beach and Praia de Itacoatiara. Discover out-of-the-way places like Claudio Coutinho Trail and Sao Bento Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Parque da Cidade in Niteroi (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Boulevard Olimpico, get your bearings at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, take in the pleasant sights at Avenida Atlantica, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro attractions planning site.

Fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Florianopolis, Brazil

— 9 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ribeirao da Ilha and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Relax by the water at Forte Beach and Matadeiro Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Garopaba Beach (in Garopaba), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Balneario Camboriu (Morro do Careca & Praia das Laranjeiras). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas da Joaquina, stroll through Bombinhas Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Campeche, and don't miss a visit to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Florianopolis at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gramado, Brazil

— 7 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Step out of the city life by going to National Park of Aparados da Serra and Parque da Ferradura. Get a sense of the local culture at Vale dos Vinhedos and Vinicola Ravanello. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Sao Pellegrino Church (in Caxias Do Sul) and Bento Goncalves (Casa Valduga Winery, Vinicola Torcello, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Caracol, get in on the family fun at Parque Terra Magica Florybal, don't miss a visit to Fonte do Amor Eterno, and contemplate the long history of Casa do Colono.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado online route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Escape the urban bustle at Devil's Throat and Iguacu River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Itaipu Ecomuseu and Marco Das Tres Fronteiras. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Itaipu, don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, and examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 3 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 26th (Wed), snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Munay Pampa, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and then go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Colonia del Sacramento in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October: high temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Uyuni takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Uyuni

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Antigua, Guatemala

— 1 night
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, look for gifts at Casa El Patio, then delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Antigua takes 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Uyuni to Antigua. Traveling from Uyuni in October, you will find days in Antigua are much hotter (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Laos travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Uruguay travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.