25 days in Africa, Europe, United States & South America Itinerary

25 days in Africa, Europe, United States & South America Itinerary

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25 days in Africa, Europe, United States & South America Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Pretoria, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
5
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
7
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h
End: Durban, South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pretoria trip maker site .

Durban to Pretoria is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durban in May, with highs in Pretoria at 20°C and lows at 16°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off toLondon.

Things to do in Pretoria

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Pretoria to London takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pretoria to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pretoria in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in London, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

4
nights
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Get some historical perspective at Sudeley Castle and St Mary's Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Peter Martin Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chipping Campden: Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough), St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook) and Mechanical Music Museum (in Northleach). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, and witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chipping Campden travel route planner .

Getting from London to Chipping Campden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Chipping Campden, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Tewkesbury, Shipston on Stour, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Mechanical Music Museum ©
Mechanical Music Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. For shopping fun, head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh or Urbane Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online day trip planner .

Drive from Chipping Campden to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chipping Campden in May: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to San Francisco takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to San Francisco. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baia do Sancho and Praia do Cacimba do Padre. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia do Sueste and stroll through Enseada da Caieira.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from New York City to Fernando de Noronha in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) is 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

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day
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 25th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and finally kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernando de Noronha to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Fernando de Noronha in May, expect Rio de Janeiro to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar

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