30 days in Europe, United States, Mexico, Africa, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe, United States, Mexico, Africa, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  9 h 45 min
2
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  25 h
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  13 h 45 min
7
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
8
Crema, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Merano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Helsinki, Finland

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager. On the next day, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour itinerary builder site.

Helsinki, Finland to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Helsinki to Reykjavik. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Reykjavik to New York City in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Reykjavik to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): Head underground at Gran Cenote, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from New York City to Playa del Carmen by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Tulum
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Spas

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stop by Abseil Africa, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Cape Town takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Cape Town. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in September, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (23°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

4
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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

Plan a trip to Melbourne easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Cape Town to Melbourne by flight takes about 20 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and look for gifts at Yonamine Pearls.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Tokyo in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Island Bazaar, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, then walk around Sultan Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Male tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Tokyo to Male takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Maldives Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in September, things will get a bit warmer in Male: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Crema.

Things to do in Male

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
day
Crema, Italy

Crema ©
Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. On the 1st (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guelfa, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Crema, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Crema road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Male to Crema with the Route module. The time zone changes from Maldives Time (MVT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Male in October: high temperatures in Crema hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Merano.

Things to do in Crema

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce ©
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce

1
night
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Bike and Hike - Rent I Repair I Shop I Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Algunder Waalweg Path.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Merano tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Crema to Merano in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Merano when traveling from Crema in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bike and Hike - Rent I Repair I Shop I Tours
Highlights from your plan
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Merano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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