21 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

21 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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21 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 45​min
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Team Surf Peru has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see Team Surf Peru, then take in the dramatic natural features at Marcahuasi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Isidro, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima visit planner.

Boston, USA to Lima is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sugarloaf Mountain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia de Itauna and Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Pedra do Arpoador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro road trip planning site .

Fly from Lima to Rio de Janeiro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lima to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in July, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Saquarema
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Baiskeli Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Nairobi National Park and Anselm's Kitengela Hot Glass. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and have fun at GP Karting.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Nairobi in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, with highs in Nairobi at 72°F and lows at 56°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

3
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
You've now added When In India Tours to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rajpath and Walking tours. Step out of New Delhi to go to Gurugram (Gurgaon) and see Ambience Mall, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour planning app .

Fly from Nairobi to New Delhi in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Nairobi in July: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 95°F and lows are around 80°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toShanghai.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ambience Mall
Highlights from your plan
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Walking tours
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heping Fandian and Fuxing Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai travel planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Shanghai in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Shanghai. In July, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Walking tours
Shanghai Insiders ©
Shanghai Insiders

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