57 days in United States, Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

57 days in United States, Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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57 days in United States, Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Algiers, Algeria
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Conakry, Guinea
— 1 day
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + Drive:  25​h
8
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h 15​min
10
Doha, Qatar
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Karbala, Iraq
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
16
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

6
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Exploratorium and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in August, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, make a trip to Alexander and Bucephalus, and enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online travel route planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Edinburgh in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London route planning site .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and don't miss a visit to Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from London to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Madrid is 1 hour. In August, Madrid is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. Museo Picasso and Parc de Montjuic will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, take an in-depth tour of Museu Maritim de Barcelona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Algiers trip builder site .

Fly from Barcelona to Algiers in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Algiers, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Conakry.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique

1
day
Conakry, Guinea

Conakry
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Conakry itinerary planning website .

Fly from Algiers to Conakry in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Algiers in August, plan for little chillier days in Conakry, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Conakry

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Conakry to Maasai Mara National Reserve with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Conakry to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goma.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
day
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Goma trip planner .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Goma by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Goma due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Doha on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Goma

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

1
day
Doha, Qatar

Doha
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Doha tour itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goma to Doha. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Goma to Doha due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Goma, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Doha, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. You'll set off for Karbala on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Doha

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
day
Karbala, Iraq

Karbala
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Karbala route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Doha to Karbala. Traveling from Doha in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Karbala, with lows of 27°C. You'll set off for Istanbul on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Taksim Square, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karbala to Istanbul. Traveling from Karbala in September, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Sistine Chapel capture your imagination. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome online tour builder .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Museo Nazionale del Bargello capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena & Siena Cathedral). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Belvedere Palace and Karlskirche will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Albertina, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the landmark architecture of Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Salzburg Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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