32 days in United States, Asia, South America, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

32 days in United States, Asia, South America, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

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32 days in United States, Asia, South America, Caribbean & Central America Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
1
Indianapolis, United States
— 1 night
2
Chicago, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  52​h
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  52​h
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
14
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
15
Indianapolis, United States
— 1 night
End: Indianapolis, United States

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Indianapolis, United States

Indianapolis
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Indianapolis International Airport, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport and Fort Wayne International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chicago.
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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taipei.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping
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Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

1
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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
On the 28th (Thu), wander the streets of Ximending, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip builder .

Fly from Chicago to Taipei in 23 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Taipei, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Ximending
Ximending
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Taipei to Bangkok takes 52 hours. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 96°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
On the 4th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Yangmingshan National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bangkok to Taipei in 52 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo

3
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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Taipei to Los Angeles by flight takes about 22 hours. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Taipei to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in June, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a stroll through San Blas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, hike along exploor, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Cusco in 14 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cusco, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days in Cusco, with highs around 69°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
On the 13th (Sat), take a stroll through San Blas, explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, then hike along exploor, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cusco tour planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take a stroll through Miraflores, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and finally take a stroll through Barranco.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lima trip planner .

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Lima, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 16th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Monserrate and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planner .

Getting from Lima to Bogota by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Bogota. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Nature Parks
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Mount Monserrate ©
Mount Monserrate

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
You'll get in some beach time at Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Zipline will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bayahibe). Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Manati Park Bavaro and stop by Nino's Liquors.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip tool .

You can fly from Bogota to Punta Cana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in June: high temperatures in Punta Cana hover around 87°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Altos de Chavon
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 22nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City journey planning site .

Getting from Punta Cana to Panama City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Panama City are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Panama City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then walk around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip website .

You can fly from Panama City to Chicago in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Panama City in June; daily highs in Chicago reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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Indianapolis, United States

Indianapolis ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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