60 days in Africa, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Patong, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hong Kong, China
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Shanghai, China
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Beijing, China
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Osaka, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Nadi, Fiji
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Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Cusco, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, awaken your taste buds at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in August; daily highs in Cape Town reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Patong, Thailand

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with No Gravity Dive Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at Pearl Spa, view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip builder site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Patong in 22 hours. Traveling from Cape Town to Patong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Patong is much hotter than Cape Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with a short trip to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Win (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planning website.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Lantau island, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai online tour planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Shanghai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Parks

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Panjiayuan Antique Market, and catch a live event at Olympic Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beijing, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.

To find out how to plan a trip to Osaka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Beijing to Osaka by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Beijing to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Osaka, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Odaiba District, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Nadi, Fiji

— 3 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sigatoka (Baravi Handcrafts, Off-Road Cave Safari, &more) and Scuba Bula Dive Centre (in Momi). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nadi road trip planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Nadi in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tokyo to Nadi. September in Nadi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Taveuni Island, Fiji

— 3 nights

Garden Island

Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Tavoro Waterfalls, then stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nabogiono Farms.

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Fly from Nadi to Taveuni Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Taveuni Island, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Cusco, Peru

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Pisac (in Pisac) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, make a short side trip with exploor, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cusco online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taveuni Island to Cusco. The time zone difference when traveling from Taveuni Island to Cusco is minus 17 hours. While traveling from Taveuni Island, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take a stroll through Miraflores, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planning app.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Lima to Marrakech in 18.5 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lima to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in September, you will find days in Marrakech are much hotter (38°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

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.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Peru travel guide

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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.