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

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

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Coolangatta, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  19 h 45 min
10
Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
11
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Get in touch with nature at Valle De La Luna and Tebinquinche Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques and Pukara de Quitor. Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro de Atacama: Mall Plaza Calama (in Calama) and Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu (in San Francisco de Chiu Chiu). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, look and learn at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico, and don't miss a visit to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Auckland.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mall Plaza Calama, Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Orewa Beach and Bethells Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and take a stroll through Ponsonby.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Auckland tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Auckland in 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 16 hours. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, plan for little chillier days and much warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Orewa Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach

3
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Shop till you drop at State Library Of Queensland and Queen Street Mall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach and take a stroll through West End.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online attractions planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Brisbane in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Shorncliffe Beach
Shorncliffe Beach
West End ©
West End

3
nights
Coolangatta, Australia

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Tugun Beach. Get outdoors at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Kirra Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coolangatta online visit planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Coolangatta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Coolangatta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Darling Harbour and The Rocks. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney journey site.

Traveling by flight from Coolangatta to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon and Grotto Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Karoo Classics (in Stellenbosch), Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein) and Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Cape Town by flight takes about 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Cape Town, with lows around 20°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermanus, Franschhoek, Karoo Classics, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
day
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, thentake a stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam), and then stop by Boxoffberlin.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Berlin in 17 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
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Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) ©
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
Boxoffberlin ©
Boxoffberlin

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, make a trip to Neva Embankments, and then examine the collection at Russian Museum. On the next day, take in the views from Anichkov Bridge, don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and then step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg attractions planner.

Getting from Berlin to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Nevsky Prospekt ©
Nevsky Prospekt
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Step off the beaten path and head to Minnewater Lake and The Old Chocolate House. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to DOK (in Ghent) and Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan (in Bruges). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Brussels takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Brussels is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in January, with highs in Brussels at 5°C and lows at 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bruges, DOK
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

7
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunshine Village and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a break from the city and head to The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Tunnel Mountain Trail. Step out of Banff National Park with an excursion to Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park in Canmore--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, look for gifts at Banff Indian Trading Post, enjoy breathtaking views from Surprise Corner, and view the masterpieces at Willock & Sax Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus from Brussels to Banff National Park in 17.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brussels to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in February, expect nights in Banff National Park to be colder, around -15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 10:
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Chelsea Market. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Callie's Candy Kitchen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Banff National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Banff National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in February, with highs in New York City at 9°C and lows at -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Callie's Candy Kitchen, Ponquogue Beach, Fire Island National Seashore
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Times Square ©
Times Square
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping Leblon and Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pedra do Arpoador and Praia de Grumari. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Tijuca, go for a walk through Avenida Atlantica, look for gifts at BarraShopping, and enjoy the sand and surf at Leblon Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel route website.

Fly from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Leblon Beach ©
Leblon Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jurere Beach and Lagoinha do Leste. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Joaquina Beach and Praia Brava. Change things up with these side-trips from Florianopolis: Praia de Bombas (in Bombas), Da Lagoa (in Bombinhas) and Itapema (Itapema Beach & Meia-Praia Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Lagoinha da Ponta das Canas, and admire the sheer force of Praia da Solidao.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Florianopolis itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, you will find days in Florianopolis are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Itapema, Praia de Bombas, Da Lagoa
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Jurere Beach ©
Jurere Beach
Joaquina Beach ©
Joaquina Beach

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