35 days in United States, Africa, Asia & Mexico Itinerary

35 days in United States, Africa, Asia & Mexico Itinerary

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Washington DC, United States
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Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Drive to Hazyview
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to New Delhi
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park, United States
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Washington DC, United States

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Philadelphia, United States

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll explore and learn at Brandywine River Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Visit Ephrata Cloister and Franklin Court for their historical value. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Philly Brew Tours, take a stroll through Society Hill, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall Visitor Center.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and The Strand Bookstore. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, walk around The High Line, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and finally don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Cairo in 14 hours. Traveling from New York City to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for much warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 90°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hazyview, South Africa

— 3 nights
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Shop till you drop at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Hoedspruit (Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop & 24 Degrees South), Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and AM Spa Kruger (in Kruger National Park).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hazyview vacation maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairo to Hazyview. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Hazyview reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Hazyview

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

New Delhi, India

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, then look for gifts at People Tree, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Hazyview to New Delhi with the Route module. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Hazyview in May, things will get warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 104°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Shopping

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimono. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Katsura Imperial Villa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New Delhi to Kyoto in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kyoto is 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be little chillier, around 59°F, while days are much colder, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara capture your imagination. Head to Ginza and 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTIZANfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba District, visit Akihabara, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and look for gifts at Stockplus.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Glacier National Park, United States

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Home Ranch Bottoms. On your second day here, stroll through Grinnell Glacier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Tokyo to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. You'll set off for Mexico City on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Mexico City, Mexico

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 1st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Yawi Arte Tradicional, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, view the masterpieces at Arto Otra, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Mexico City takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Mexico City: highs are around 79°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cancun, Mexico

— 2 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Joyería Ambarte, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cancun. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in June: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 87°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.