45 days in Europe, United States, South Pacific, Mexico, Caribbean & South America Itinerary

45 days in Europe, United States, South Pacific, Mexico, Caribbean & South America Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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New York City, United States
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Honolulu, United States
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Cancun, Mexico
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon, and then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Ring Road, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

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London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

New York City, United States

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to New York City by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect New York City to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Honolulu, United States

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 3 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia, and meet some fierce fish with Diveasy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bora Bora trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Honolulu to Bora Bora takes 13.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Cancun, Mexico

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cancun trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bora Bora to Cancun. Traveling from Bora Bora to Cancun, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Cancun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Nassau, Bahamas

— 3 nights
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
On the 6th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Versailles Gardens and French Cloister, admire the natural beauty at Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre, and then get the lay of the land with Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nassau online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Nassau takes 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nassau are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 1 night

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Nassau to Sao Paulo in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to Sao Paulo is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nassau in August: highs in Sao Paulo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 4 nights

Marvelous City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro road trip planning website.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon takes 13.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Porto is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Athens by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice tour app.

Getting from Athens to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

United States travel guide

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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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

Bahamas travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.