60 days in Asia, Africa, Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa, Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Train to Guangzhou South, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Boston, United States
— 6 nights
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New York City, United States
— 7 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 6 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Whangarei Airport, Fly to Hamilton Airport, Taxi to Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Perth, Australia
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Hong Kong, China — 5 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Lantau island, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hong Kong is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.
Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo online tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Cairo in 16 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hong Kong in May since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Paris, France — 7 nights

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: Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Boston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:

Boston, United States — 6 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Plymouth (Mayflower II & Brewster Gardens) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and get some jogging in at Charles River Esplanade.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Boston takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Boston is minus 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to New York City.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

New York City, United States — 7 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary website.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 7:

Washington DC, United States — 6 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Washington DC route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rotorua.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Rotorua, New Zealand — 3 nights

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Mount Maunganui to see Mount Maunganui Base Track about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Lake Rotorua, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Rotorua takes 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 17 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get much colder in Rotorua: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taupo.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Taupo, New Zealand — 4 nights

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Taupo, and bet on your favorite at Formula Challenge Racing.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Taupo travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paihia.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Paihia, New Zealand — 3 nights

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Paihia is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with She's a Lady Sailing Adventures, stroll around Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and stroll through The Parrot Place.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paihia trip itinerary site.

Getting from Taupo to Paihia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Waitomo Caves.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand — 2 nights

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Ruakuri Cave and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Aranui Cave, then Head underground at Caveworld, and then Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves journey maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Waitomo Caves takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu): Fox Glacier (Fox Glacier South Side Walk & Helicopter Tours).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip planning app.

You can fly from Waitomo Caves to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 3 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Queenstown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Perth.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Perth, Australia — 4 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Martin in the Fields Anglican Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and see the interesting displays at Royal Perth Hospital Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Perth trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Queenstown to Perth in 11 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Queenstown to Perth due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Perth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.