52 days in South America, Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

52 days in South America, Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Goreme
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Choeng Thale
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Choeng Thale, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Adelaide, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 1 night

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Patio Bellavista, then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santiago online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Parks · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro), PortAventura (in Salou) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and visit Las Ramblas.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Barcelona in 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Paris, France — 4 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oia.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Oia, Greece — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Oria Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rome to Oia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Oia is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oia, with lows around 28°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Goreme, Turkey — 3 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Goreme in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oia in September, Goreme is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan — 4 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goreme to Tokyo. Traveling from Goreme to Tokyo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace and then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by R.Boss Bespoke, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally do sightseeing at your own pace with Rent A Scooter Bangkok.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tokyo to Bangkok in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tokyo to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Choeng Thale.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Outdoors

Choeng Thale, Thailand — 5 nights

The relatively untouched municipality of Choeng Thale in the Thalang District of Phuket is a burgeoning destination for trekking routes across leafy green forest and jungle.
Step out of Choeng Thale to go to Khao Lak and see International Tsunami Museum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surin Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Napas Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Choeng Thale road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Choeng Thale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Adelaide, Australia — 6 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and take in the pleasant sights at Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Choeng Thale to Adelaide with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Choeng Thale to Adelaide. Traveling from Choeng Thale in September, things will get colder in Adelaide: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Sydney, Australia — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Auckland.
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Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Side Trip

Auckland, New Zealand — 3 nights

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Auckland is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour.

Plan trip to Auckland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sydney to Auckland by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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