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

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

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

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
4
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h
7
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, make a trip to Former Police Offices, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at First South African Perfume Museum and Irma Stern Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boulders Beach and Franschhoek Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Eikehof (in Franschhoek), Dorp Street (in Stellenbosch) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and look for gifts at Uwe Koetter Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Cape Town in 20.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Dorp Street, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Reserva Beach and Praia de Ipanema. Escape the urban bustle at Morro Dois Irmaos and Copacabana Beach. Step out of Rio de Janeiro with an excursion to Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress in Niteroi--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco da Penitencia Church, and contemplate the long history of Forte de Copacabana.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Reserva Beach ©
Reserva Beach

4
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Las Olas Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Head to Dolphin Mall and Bayside Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton), Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (in Delray Beach) and Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls, kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Deering Estate.

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Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Miami takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Everglades Alligator Farm, Las Olas Beach, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Haulover Beach Park
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Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Catedral de Segovia and Alcazar de Segovia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miami to Madrid in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Miami in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Head to La Boqueria and Begemot Art & Fashion Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to La Playa de Sitges in Sitges (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through El Born, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and walk around Parc Guell.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Patong.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Playa de Sitges
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
For shopping fun, head to Jungceylon or Armani Fashion. Visit Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phuket Town (Kayaking & Canoeing & Monkey Hill), Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai) and Yanui Beach (in Rawai). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangtham Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Bang Tao Beach, and stroll through Patong Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong vacation maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Patong in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in June; daily highs in Patong reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Phuket, Yanui Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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