36 days in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

36 days in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monaco-Ville
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cusco, Peru — 3 nights

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
On the 3rd (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and trek along exploor.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cusco tour itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Cusco is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Cusco, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Cusco to be slightly colder, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 6 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kids will enjoy Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings by going to Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne planning tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Lucerne in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lucerne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lucerne when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 2 nights

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Apotheosa Monaca, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Monaco-Ville journey builder tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Monaco-Ville by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in August, with highs in Monaco-Ville at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Monaco-Ville to Geneva takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Geneva. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 2 nights

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip maker tool.

Getting from Geneva to Cairo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 1 night

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at RivaCrystals, then contemplate the long history of The Citadel, then browse the exhibits of Amman Panorama Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amman travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Amman by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in August, plan for little chillier nights in Amman, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan — 1 night

Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Petra.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Odaiba District and Tokyo Disneyland. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip tool.

You can fly from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tokyo in 20 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tokyo. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Melbourne takes 13.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Jordan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Ruins · Nightlife
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.
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