54 days in South America, South Pacific, Europe & United States Itinerary

54 days in South America, South Pacific, Europe & United States Itinerary

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Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Jorge Chávez International Airport
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly to Bathurst Airport, Drive to Mudgee
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Mudgee, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive to Bathurst Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Nashville, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Thomaston

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Lima, Peru

— 1 night

City of the Kings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then stop by Wica Licoreria Artesanal, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima trip itinerary maker.

Thomaston, USA to Lima is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Thomaston in March, expect nights in Lima to be warmer, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Cusco, Peru

— 3 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip builder site.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Cusco sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mudgee, Australia

— 2 nights
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then learn about winemaking at Gooree Cellar + Pantry, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mudgee trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cusco to Mudgee. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. In March, Mudgee is somewhat warmer than Cusco - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mudgee to Thessaloniki. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Mudgee in March, plan for cooler days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 59°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Orebic (Villa Korta Katarina & Winery, Relais & Chateaux Member & Natura Antunovic), Ston (Fort KaStio, Saline di Ston, &more) and Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, stop by Vina Milicic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medzlis, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Dubrovnik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, get your game on at Sensperience, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zagreb using our trip planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Zagreb by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in March, Zagreb is a bit cooler at night with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Liston, Arena di Verona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

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

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Zagreb in March, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (La Fabbrica delle Candele, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pick up some local products at Micromercato Moltrasio, then see a show at La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey planning app.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in April, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Paris to New York City by flight takes about 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to New York City. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nashville, United States

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Hopkinsville to see Casey Jones Distillery about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, stroll around Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, get outside with YMCA Downtown Nashville, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

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.