31 days in Africa, Europe & South America Itinerary

31 days in Africa, Europe & South America Itinerary

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Lagos, Nigeria
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Bogota, Colombia
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Quito, Ecuador
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Lagos, Nigeria

Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos.

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

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major aiport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. June in Lagos sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites · Parks
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Lagos to Istanbul with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lagos to Istanbul. Traveling from Lagos in June, expect Istanbul to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota sightseeing planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Bogota by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Bogota is minus 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll set off for Quito on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping
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Quito, Ecuador

— 28 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Tabacundo (Cochasqui Pyramids & Lagunas De Mojanda), Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Otavalo (Condor Park, Otavalo Market, &more). On the 16th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 1st (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Quito attractions app.

Getting from Bogota to Quito by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in June, things will get a bit warmer in Quito: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nigeria travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls · Historic Sites
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With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.

Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.