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

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

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

Start: Zawiercie, Poland
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
3
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
6
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Zawiercie, Poland

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square. Explore hidden gems such as State Tretyakov Gallery and Kremlin Walls and Towers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn' (in Novyy Byt), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Holy Spring of Blessed David (in Talezh). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Cathedral Square, and see the interesting displays at Historical Park Russia - My History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moscow online trip itinerary maker .

Zawiercie, Poland to Moscow is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zawiercie to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zawiercie in October, things will get little chillier in Moscow: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn', Church of The Holy Virgin, Holy Spring of Blessed David
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St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Red Square ©
Red Square
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Your inner history buff will appreciate Step Pyramid of Djoser and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Dahshour & Mastaba of Ti). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bab al-Futuh.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planning site .

Fly from Moscow to Cairo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in October, things will get warmer in Cairo: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Fuxing Park and then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan). On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then examine the collection at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanghai Confucian Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Shanghai trip app .

You can fly from Cairo to Shanghai in 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to China Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Suzhou
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Landscape Architecture ©
Landscape Architecture

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nan Tien Temple and The Rocks. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Sydney by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Wollongong, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, The National Pass
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra and Avenida Atlantica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jerusalem Cultural Center and Sitio Roberto Burle Marx. Take a break from Rio de Janeiro with a short trip to Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth in Saquarema, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Presbiteriana Do Rio De Janeiro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro planner .

Fly from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro in 26 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro is minus 13 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra, Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth
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Jerusalem Cultural Center ©
Jerusalem Cultural Center
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra ©
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Met Cloisters and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park) and Independence National Historical Park (in Philadelphia). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to New York City in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Independence National Historical Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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