37 days in Asia, Europe & South America Itinerary

37 days in Asia, Europe & South America Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 day
Fly + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
4
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  9 h
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
7
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
15
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney, Australia

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto journey builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kyoto is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Kyoto at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
night
Beijing, China

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Mutianyu Great Wall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Beijing takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

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day
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 13th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Singapore takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, Singapore is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park

1
night
Male, Maldives

Male ©
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 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then stop by Island Bazaar, and then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Male online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Singapore to Male in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Singapore to Male. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Male

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

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nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bur Dubai Abra Dock. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek, and enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip tool.

Getting from Male to Dubai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Dubai is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Male in July: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 49°C and lows are around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Dubai to Athens in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of car, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Athens is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Srebreno Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get slightly colder in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. St. Peter's Basilica and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and examine the collection at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome travel route planning site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Do your shopping at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online trip builder.

Fly from Florence to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Munich is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Visit Plage du Chateau and Castel Plage for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Marche Forville & La Croisette). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville and make a trip to Avenue Jean Medecin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice day trip planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales will appeal to museum buffs. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see The Walls of Avila in Avila, approximately Avila away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor and admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planning site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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