31 days in Asia, United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America & South Pacific Itinerary

31 days in Asia, United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America & South Pacific Itinerary

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31 days in Asia, United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h
2
Shanghai, China
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
4
Anchorage, United States
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  13​h
5
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  12​h 30​min
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
14
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
15
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Shanghai takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Shanghai. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, things will get much colder in Shanghai: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Historic Sites
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning tool .

Getting from Shanghai to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Shanghai to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Anchorage, United States

Anchorage
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Anchorage online visit planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Anchorage by combination of train, flight, and car takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sunshine Village.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Anchorage to Banff National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Anchorage to Banff National Park. Traveling from Anchorage in January, expect Banff National Park to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Winter Sports Parks Wildlife
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building.

You can plan New York City trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Banff National Park to New York City by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, stroll through Hyde Park, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London online journey builder .

Getting from New York City to London by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in London hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Zoo Berlin and then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then make a trip to Chapel of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Berlin to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Rome by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Rome. In January, Rome is much warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at District Six Museum and then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Cape of Good Hope and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Rome to Cape Town in 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in January, things will get much hotter in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, then admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, then admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Buenos Aires in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Buenos Aires. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get your game on at Skyline Queenstown and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Queenstown takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take a stroll through The Rocks, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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