34 days in South Pacific, Asia, Europe, South America & Mexico Itinerary

34 days in South Pacific, Asia, Europe, South America & Mexico Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Seoul.
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Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Seoul, South Korea — 3 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Insadong, then make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and then shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seoul vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Seoul in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Seoul is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get warmer in Seoul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Beijing.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Beijing, China — 3 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seoul to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 2 nights

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 25th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - InterContinental and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 1 hour. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New Delhi.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

New Delhi, India — 2 nights

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally look for gifts at The Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary builder website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Petra - Wadi Musa.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan — 2 nights

Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shobak Castle (in Shoubak) and Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana). On the 30th (Sat), spend a day of historical exploration at Petra. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Little Petra and delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Rome in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro road trip site.

You can fly from Rome to Rio de Janeiro in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Rio de Janeiro to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lima.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Lima, Peru — 3 nights

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), visit Barranco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Lima in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August: high temperatures in Lima hover around 22°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Cancun.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Cancun, Mexico — 3 nights

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
On the 11th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then look for gifts at Tattoo Studio Henna.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cancun tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Lima to Cancun in 9 hours. When traveling from Lima in August, plan for much hotter days in Cancun, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Papeete.
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Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Papeete, French Polynesia — 4 nights

The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
When in Papeete, make a side trip to see Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours in Punaauia, approximately Punaauia away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, ponder the world of politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Papeete road trip website.

Fly from Cancun to Papeete in 18 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cancun to Papeete due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in August, expect Papeete to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

National Capital Territory of Delhi travel guide

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Historic Sites · Gardens · Architectural Buildings
National Capital Territory of Delhi is a sprawling urban area with a population of over 25 million people. During your tour of National Capital Territory of Delhi, you'll discover some of the country's major political institutions, notable tourist attractions, and colorful festivals reflecting the area's multicultural and multiethnic character. Visit Delhi's museums, parks, gardens, memorials, and galleries to learn about Mahatma Gandhi, the British Raj era, and other major figures and historical events and periods.
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Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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Tahiti travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.
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