60 days in Africa, Europe, South America, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Europe, South America, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to O R Tambo International, Drive to Pretoria
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Pretoria, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive to O R Tambo International, Fly to Václav Havel Airport Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly
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Liepaja, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Enschede
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to London Heathrow Airport
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Ibague
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Ibague, Colombia
— 1 night
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Barranquilla, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Columbus, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Capture Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Anglican Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to Pietermaritzburg Railway Station. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Karkloof Canopy Tour and then stroll through Tala Private Game Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pietermaritzburg trip planning app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is King Shaka International Airport. In March in Pietermaritzburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

4
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Pretoria, South Africa

A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Let the collections at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and I was shot in Joburg capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Kruger House Museum. Take a break from Pretoria with a short trip to Safaris in Johannesburg, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, and appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pretoria travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pietermaritzburg to Pretoria. When traveling from Pietermaritzburg in March, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Pretoria: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate NaFilM: National film museum and Jewish Museum in Prague. Staromestske namesti and Powder Tower will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Illusion Art Museum Prague - IAM Prague, steep yourself in history at Maisel Synagogue, and examine the collection at Franz Kafka Muzeum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Pretoria to Prague with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pretoria to Prague. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Pretoria in March, with highs in Prague at 11°C and lows at 1°C. You will leave for Liepaja on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

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Liepaja, Latvia

Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum and then steep yourself in history at Karosta Prison.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liepaja online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Prague to Liepaja with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Liepaja due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Prague in March; daily highs in Liepaja reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Liepaja

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

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Enschede, The Netherlands

Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Visit Kasteel Doornenburg and Kamp Westerbork for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at D27 and Castle and gardens Twickel. Explore Enschede's surroundings by going to Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden), Hunebed Centre (in Borger) and Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Het Lutterzand and hike along De Dinkel.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Enschede trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Liepaja to Enschede. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Liepaja, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Enschede, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museums, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the London trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Enschede to London with the Route module. Traveling from Enschede to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Musee Granet. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille road trip planner.

Fly from London to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Marseille. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana and Museu do Amanha. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ilha Fiscal and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Lage.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Rio de Janeiro takes 18 hours. Traveling from Marseille to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Rio de Janeiro is much hotter than Marseille - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Sao Pedro, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and finally stroll around Parque Farroupilha. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Templo Positivista de Porto Alegre, engage your brain at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, then take in panoramic vistas at Itapua Lighthouse, and finally browse the exhibits of Galeria Hipotetica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto Alegre travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: high temperatures in Porto Alegre hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Ibague.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

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Ibague, Colombia

Musical City of Colombia

In a country so tied to its rhythms and melodies, Ibague proudly bears the title of "Musical City of Colombia." And it's earned it, too, with folk music festivals, bars with live traditional music, concert halls, and some of the most prestigious musical education institutions on the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse the different shops at La Estacion Centro Comercial and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Orquideas del Tolima.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ibague trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porto Alegre to Ibague. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Ibague is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in April; daily highs in Ibague reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barranquilla.

Things to do in Ibague

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

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Barranquilla, Colombia

Golden Gate of Colombia

An industrial port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Barranquilla represents the fourth-most populous city in the country.
On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museo Mapuka, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Salgar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Barranquilla, then examine the collection at Museo del Caribe, and then take in the waterfront at Gran Malecon Puerta de Oro.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barranquilla online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibague to Barranquilla takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ibague in April, expect Barranquilla to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Barranquilla

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

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Columbus, United States

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and German Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and The Jubilee Museum. Step out of Columbus with an excursion to Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve in Rockbridge--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at Columbus Food Adventures, admire the masterpieces at Ohio Craft Museum, engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), and take in the exciting artwork at Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbus itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Barranquilla to Columbus with the Route module. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Barranquilla in April: high temperatures in Columbus hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and California Science Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Sunset Boulevard, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

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.
Popular historic sites such as Howick Historical Village and Parnell are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auckland: EcoZip Adventures (in Oneroa) and Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, explore the activities along Devonport, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Auckland in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Auckland. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with a short trip to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park in Blacktown (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Sydney takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in April, expect nights in Sydney to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St Thomas Aquinas' Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Australian Sports Museum. Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

Plan a Melbourne trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.