60 days in Mexico, Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Mexico, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Krakow, Poland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 8 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 10 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Busan, South Korea
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Xi'an, China
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
Bengaluru, India
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
6
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Lusaka, Zambia
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h
8
Tabriz, Iran
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Krakow, Poland

8
nights
Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Natural Taretan and Jalisco en Globo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guadalajara: Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan), Andares (in Zapopan) and La Fortaleza (in Tequila). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes Chapultepec, hunt for treasures at Tianguis on Chapultepec, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, and meet the residents at Acuario Michin.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Guadalajara day trip planning tool .

Krakow, Poland to Guadalajara is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Krakow in October, plan for warmer days in Guadalajara, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ciudad Guzman, Zapopan, Museo Pantaleon Panduro, Guachimontones, Jalisco en Globo
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 8:
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

10
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Escape the urban bustle at Nara Park and Mt. Koya. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum, & more), Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more) and Minami (Namba) (in Namba). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

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You can fly from Guadalajara to Kyoto in 18.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 15 hours. While traveling from Guadalajara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Koya-cho, Ise
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 19:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

8
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Haedong Yonggung Temple and Gyeongju Historic Area for their historical value. Visiting Haeundae Beach and Anapji Pond will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busan: Geoje (Oedo Botania & Hakdong Mongdol Beach), Hwawangsan Mountain (in Changnyeong-gun) and Gyeongju (Gyeongju National Museum & Gyeongju Bird Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, identify plant and animal life at Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, look for gifts at Gamcheon Cultural Village Art Shop, and get outside with Songjeong Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Busan route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Busan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in November, plan for little chillier nights in Busan, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Gyeongju, Ulsan, Geoje, Hwawangsan Mountain
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 27:
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

7
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Shaanxi History Museum. Get outdoors at Mount Huashan and Xianyang Geothermy City. Change things up with these side-trips from Xi'an: Red River Valley Forest Park (in Mei County), Cuifeng Mountain Forest Park (in Zhouzhi County) and Mountain Huashan Plank Trail (in Huayin). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Tianhua Mountain National Forest Park. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), contemplate the long history of Huaqing Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an visit planning site .

You can fly from Busan to Xi'an in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Busan in November, with highs in Xi'an at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Xi'an

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Huayin, Xianyang Geothermy City, Yaowang Shan Scenic Resort, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Red River Valley Forest Park
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan

8
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Step out of the city life by going to Bannerghatta National Park and Skydiving. Head to UB City and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishatfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Bengaluru: Nandi Hills (in Chikkaballapur), Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta (in Kanakapura) and Ramadevara Betta Hill (in Ramanagara). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Prani, The Pet Sanctuary.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru journey planner .

You can fly from Xi'an to Bengaluru in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Xi'an to Bengaluru. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in December: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tumkur, Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta, Nandi Hills, Ramadevara Betta Hill, Shivagange
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 13:
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Skydiving

5
nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Old Boma and Upanga Jamatkhana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Matema Beachg and Sea Sense. There's still lots to do: stop by The Tanzanite Dream, view the masterpieces at Rasta Land Art Gallery, take a stroll around Nafasi Art Space, and browse the different shops at Slipway Shopping Center.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Bengaluru to Dar es Salaam with the Route module. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Dar es Salaam is somewhat warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Old Boma, Matema Beachg
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Old Boma ©
Old Boma
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island
Matema Beachg ©
Matema Beachg

6
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Let the collections at 37D Gallery and Namwane Art Gallery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and The Henry Tayali Gallery. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Lower Zambezi National Park, get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pakati Sunday Market.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka with the Route module. Traveling from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
37D Gallery ©
37D Gallery
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

4
nights
Tabriz, Iran

Tabriz ©
The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bazaar of Tabriz and Saat Square. You'll explore and learn at Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ) and Azerbaijan Museum. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, admire the striking features of Heidarzade House, steep yourself in history at Kandovan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kabood (Goey) Mosque.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tabriz trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lusaka to Tabriz. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lusaka to Tabriz. December in Tabriz sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House ) ©
Qajar Museum ( Amir Nezam House )
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz ©
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz

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