60 days in Asia, South America & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia, South America & Africa Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Seoul, South Korea
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Cusco, Peru
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Santiago, Chile
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cairo, Egypt
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 6 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 3rd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: visit Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanoi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip maker site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Seoul in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Seoul is 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Seoul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco driving holiday planner.

Getting from Seoul to Cusco by flight takes about 28 hours. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

La Paz, Bolivia

— 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Paz tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cusco to La Paz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz due to the time zone difference. In April, La Paz is slightly colder than Cusco - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Santiago, Chile

— 5 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, shop like a local with Patio Bellavista, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online holiday planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Santiago in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. April in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 2 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 1st (Sat), take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo travel planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 7 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

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You can fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, get great views at Cape Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cape Town using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town takes 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May; daily highs in Cape Town reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Cairo, Egypt

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Cairo in 14.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in May: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Israel

— 3 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Anne.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem route maker tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get great views at Lawrence's House and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wadi Rum Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wadi Rum trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and taxi from Jerusalem to Wadi Rum in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Tours · Trails

Tehran, Iran

— 3 nights

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Tehran Bazaar, then take in the exciting artwork at Golkar Art Gallery, then examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Tehran trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Wadi Rum to Tehran in 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tehran can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

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.

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

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.

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.