60 days in South America, South Pacific, Asia, Europe, United States & Central America Itinerary

60 days in South America, South Pacific, Asia, Europe, United States & Central America Itinerary

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60 days in South America, South Pacific, Asia, Europe, United States & Central America Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Adelaide, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
7
Zhengzhou, China
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
10
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
12
Miami, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Brasilia, Brazil

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Ipanema. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Grumari and Pedra do Arpoador. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bondinho Pao de Acucar, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and stop by Shopping Leblon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning website .

Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower and then stop by Pauanesia. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony, look for all kinds of wild species at Smiths Bush Reserve, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Otara Market.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Auckland online trip planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Auckland by flight takes about 21 hours. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Auckland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Smiths Bush Reserve, Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Otara Market ©
Otara Market
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Head to Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs and Queenstown Arts Centrefor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Hollyford Track and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (Milford Sound, Gertrude Saddle, & more) and Mount Aspiring National Park (in Wanaka). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, trek along Lake Gunn, and take in the exciting artwork at Silver Fern Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown trip app .

Fly from Auckland to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Lake Marian Track ©
Lake Marian Track

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Get outdoors at Port Noarlunga Reef and Morgan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Blowhole Beach (in Delamere), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Vineyard Road Cellar Door (in Belvidere). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach and admire the natural beauty at The Cedars.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Queenstown to Adelaide in 9 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Blowhole Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay, The Cedars, Port Noarlunga Reef
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Himeji Castle in Himeji--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online road trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Adelaide in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
For shopping fun, head to Art Jeunesse Akihabara or Ginza. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace for their historical value. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, & more), Sankeien Gardens (in Naka) and Joinus Terrace Futamatagawa (in Yokohama). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Zhengzhou.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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Zhengzhou, China

Zhengzhou ©
With a population of nearly 10 million rapidly rising, Zhengzhou stands out as one of the major urban centers on the Yellow River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Heron and Ostrich Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Trade 360 Plaza and then see the interesting displays at Henan Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zhengzhou trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Zhengzhou. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in December; daily highs in Zhengzhou reach 10°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Zhengzhou

Wildlife Shopping Museums
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Henan Museum ©
Henan Museum

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nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Maha That, & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Zhengzhou to Bangkok with the Route module. Traveling from Zhengzhou to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Zhengzhou in December; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get in touch with nature at Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Head to Bungalow Eight and Zaveri Bazaarfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ayyappa Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Mumbai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Mumbai. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Mumbai, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit Savior on the Spilled Blood and Palace Square for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace & Park Ensemble Sergiyevka, get into the urban bustle at Legko-Legko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Kapella.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mumbai to St. Petersburg. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -5°C and lows reach -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh ©
Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Shop till you drop at Albert Cuyp Market and The American Book Center. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the different shops at Lil' Amsterdam, explore the wide array of goods at De Bijenkorf, and make a trip to De 9 Straatjes.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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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 Shark Valley Visitor Center and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aventura Mall and Village of Merrick Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Osceola panthers, Anhinga Trail, & more), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Florida Keys Visitor Center (in Key Largo). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miami sightseeing app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Miami in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get much warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Key Largo, Fishing Charters & Tours, Aventura Mall
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Head to Mercado de Mariscos and Papiro y Yofor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Soberania National Park and Metropolitan National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San José, and get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Panama City day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Panama City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Metropolitan National Park ©
Metropolitan National Park
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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