58 days in Europe, Africa, Caribbean, South America, Central America & South Pacific Itinerary

58 days in Europe, Africa, Caribbean, South America, Central America & South Pacific Itinerary

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58 days in Europe, Africa, Caribbean, South America, Central America & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  6​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
7
Djenne, Mali
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + bus:  14​h
8
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
9
Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
10
Georgetown, Guyana
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
11
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
12
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau), Neuschwanstein Castle (in Hohenschwangau) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Museum, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route builder site .

Helsinki, Finland to Munich is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Munich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in August, you will find days in Munich are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Partnachklamm, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Jewish Museum Berlin. Visit Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Michael, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Park Planten un Blomen, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and then explore the world behind art at Hamburger Kunsthalle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Glasgow and see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In August, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Hamburg - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalhousie Castle Falconry, St Fillans Church, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and York's Chocolate Story. York Minster and York Cold War Bunker will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), Walworth Castle Birds of Prey (in Walworth) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Fishergate Postern Tower, and steep yourself in history at Le Bydoulre Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the York trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, York Bird of Prey Centre, National Centre for Birds of Prey, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

7
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.
Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip builder site .

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Djenne.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Hawking Centre
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Djenne, Mali

Djenne ©
Djenné is a town and an urban commune in the Inland Niger Delta region of central Mali. For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Djenne day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Djenne. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Djenne hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Coast.

Things to do in Djenne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Great Mosque Of Djenne ©
Great Mosque Of Djenne
Jenne-Jeno ©
Jenne-Jeno

1
day
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jago, then steep yourself in history at Elmina Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Coast day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Djenne to Cape Coast takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Djenne in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Coast: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Scarborough.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Elmina
Highlights from your plan
Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Fort St. Jago ©
Fort St. Jago

1
night
Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

Scarborough is the largest city and capital of the Island of Tobago and the fifth-most-populous in Trinidad and Tobago. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Fort King George and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Scarborough trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Coast to Scarborough. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Cape Coast to Scarborough due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Scarborough

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fort King George ©
Fort King George

1
night
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, examine the collection at Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, enjoy the sea views from Georgetown Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Guyana National Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Stabroek Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Georgetown trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Scarborough to Georgetown. In September, daytime highs in Georgetown are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Guyana National Museum ©
Guyana National Museum
Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology ©

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at San Jose Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Culebra Nature Center. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Georgetown to Panama City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Panama City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum capture your imagination. The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Panama City to Sydney by flight takes about 27 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Panama City to Sydney. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Panama City in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Faulconbridge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Victorian Artists' Society. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Koala Conservation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

5
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll explore and learn at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Daintree Discovery Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Village Gallery) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 22nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary website .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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