27 days in Asia, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe & United States Itinerary

27 days in Asia, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe & United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 45 min
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Jayapura, Indonesia
— 1 day
Fly:  41 h
2
Morelia, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  16 h
3
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
5
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
6
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
7
Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h 45 min
8
Agadez, Niger
— 1 day
Fly:  31 h
9
Nuuk, Greenland
— 1 night
Travel:  92 h
10
Katmai National Park and Preserve, United States
— 1 night
Travel:  41 h
11
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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Jayapura, Indonesia

Jayapura
Jayapura is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Teletubbies Kabupaten Jayapura.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jayapura trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Jayapura is an approximately 23- hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Jayapura due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jayapura, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Jayapura

Wildlife Parks
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Morelia, Mexico

Morelia ©
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Morelia, then don't miss a visit to Catedral de Morelia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Del Dulce.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Morelia trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jayapura to Morelia. The time zone difference when traveling from Jayapura to Morelia is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Jayapura in May, plan for cooler nights in Morelia, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia
Centro Historico de Morelia ©
Centro Historico de Morelia

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monteverde travel route planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Morelia to Monteverde. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, then get great views at Leblon Beach, and finally get lost in a book at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura.

Before you visit Rio de Janeiro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Monteverde to Rio de Janeiro in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Monteverde to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Hobie Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Port Elizabeth in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Port Elizabeth to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hunt for treasures at Digue Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and finally look for gifts at Art Miniature.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Elizabeth to Antananarivo. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Elizabeth to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. May in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Digue Market ©
Digue Market

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Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antananarivo to Alexandria. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Alexandria is a bit warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agadez.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
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Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

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Agadez, Niger

Agadez ©
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). On the 4th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Grande Mosquee d'Agadez.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Agadez day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Alexandria to Agadez with the Route module. Traveling from Alexandria to Agadez, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Alexandria, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Agadez, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuuk.

Things to do in Agadez

Historic Sites
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Grande Mosquee d'Agadez ©
Grande Mosquee d'Agadez

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night
Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Qornok, then see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives, and finally explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuuk road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Agadez to Nuuk. The time zone difference when traveling from Agadez to Nuuk is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Agadez in June: high temperatures in Nuuk hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Nuuk

Museums
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Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral
Greenland National Museum and Archives ©
Greenland National Museum and Archives

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night
Katmai National Park and Preserve, United States

Katmai National Park and Preserve
The volcanic landscape of Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to thousands of brown bears who spend their summers fattening up on the plentiful salmon that fill the wilderness area's rivers and streams.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Naknek Lake.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Katmai National Park and Preserve trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Nuuk to Katmai National Park and Preserve with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Nuuk to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nuuk in June; daily highs in Katmai National Park and Preserve reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks
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nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, then explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, and then hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Kailua-Kona with the Route module. Traveling from Katmai National Park and Preserve to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Kailua-Kona is much warmer than Katmai National Park and Preserve - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puukohola National Historic Park, Mauna Kea Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm

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