43 days in South America, United States & Asia Itinerary

43 days in South America, United States & Asia Itinerary

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43 days in South America, United States & Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  21​h 30​min
11
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Ibirapuera Park, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Sao Paulo is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Sao Paulo to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
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 beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Praia de Grumari, pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, and step into the grandiose world of Ilha Fiscal.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Nature
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

1
night
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip maker site .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Foz do Iguacu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Foz do Iguacu to Bogota in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Bogota due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August; daily highs in Bogota reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

2
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita and then make a trip to Rocky Cay. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Charquitos, and then head off the coast to Johnny Cay.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Bogota to San Andres Island takes 2.5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in August, with highs in San Andres Island at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

4
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andres Island to Orlando. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, get great views at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, shop like a local with Exploratorium, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Shopping
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
day
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Ubud in 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 18 hours. In September in Ubud, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

6
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Get out of town with these interesting Seminyak side-trips: Pantai Sanur (in Sanur), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Make the 28th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seminyak trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seminyak are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Uluwatu Temple, Waterbom Bali, Pantai Sanur, Tanah Lot Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali

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