30 days in Central America, Mexico, United States, Africa, Middle East & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Central America, Mexico, United States, Africa, Middle East & Asia Itinerary

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30 days in Central America, Mexico, United States, Africa, Middle East & Asia Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Acapulco, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Detroit, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
5
Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
6
Baghdad, Iraq
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Damascus, Syria
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
8
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
9
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
10
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula ©
Gang-related crime has given San Pedro Sula its current reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world.
On the 2nd (Mon), get outside with Cusuco National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro Sula online tour planner .

Dublin, Ireland to San Pedro Sula is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In July, San Pedro Sula is warmer than Dublin - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in San Pedro Sula

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Cusuco National Park ©
Cusuco National Park

3
nights
Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, and then examine the collection at El Fuerte de San Diego. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Punta Diamante.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Acapulco online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro Sula to Acapulco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Juarez.

Things to do in Acapulco

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante
La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

2
nights
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Ciudad Juarez ©
Ciudad Juárez is the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at La Rodadora, browse the different shops at Las Misiones Mall, and then stop by Las Torres Plaza Comercial.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Juarez trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Acapulco to Ciudad Juarez. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Ciudad Juarez are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Ciudad Juarez

Shopping Museums
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Las Misiones Mall ©
Las Misiones Mall
Las Torres Plaza Comercial ©
Las Torres Plaza Comercial

5
nights
Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Cedar Point (in Sandusky) and Crisler Center (in Ann Arbor). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Heritage Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Detroit trip app .

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Juarez to Detroit with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ciudad Juarez to Detroit. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ciudad Juarez in July, with highs in Detroit at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Freetown.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dearborn, Polish Art Center, Crisler Center, Cedar Point, Heritage Park
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

1
night
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Tambakula Arts and Crafts Center, then examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and then kick back and relax at Lumley Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Freetown online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Detroit to Freetown. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Freetown due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, Freetown is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lumley Beach ©
Lumley Beach
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

few
hours
Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baghdad itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Freetown to Baghdad. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Freetown to Baghdad. Traveling from Freetown in July, expect nights in Baghdad to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are much hotter, around 52°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Damascus.
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Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument
Baghdadi Museum ©
Baghdadi Museum

2
nights
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, pause for some photo ops at Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umayyad Mosque, then hunt for treasures at Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Damascus online travel planner .

You can fly from Baghdad to Damascus in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baghdad to Damascus. In July, Damascus is a bit cooler than Baghdad - with highs of 44°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Damascus

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq) ©
Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq)
Umayyad Mosque ©
Umayyad Mosque
Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum ©
Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum

1
night
Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Id Gah Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagh-e Babur, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally explore the activities along Qargha Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kabul road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Damascus to Kabul with the Route module. Traveling from Damascus to Kabul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Kabul

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Qargha Reservoir ©
Qargha Reservoir
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

1
night
Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shanghai Old City, enjoy the sand and surf at Liido Beach Somalia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mogadishu Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mogadishu road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kabul to Mogadishu. The time zone changes from Afghanistan Time (AFT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Mogadishu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Liido Beach Somalia ©
Liido Beach Somalia
Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City
Mogadishu Cathedral ©
Mogadishu Cathedral

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and explore and take pictures at Robben Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cape Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Mogadishu to Cape Town takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Mogadishu to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Cape Town is cooler than Mogadishu - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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