51 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, United States & Africa Itinerary

51 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, United States & Africa Itinerary

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51 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, United States & Africa Itinerary

Start: Zawiercie, Poland
1
Zawiercie, Poland
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
3
Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
6
New York City, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Zawiercie, Poland

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Zawiercie, Poland

Zawiercie ©
Zawiercie is a city in the Silesian Voivodeship of southern Poland with 51,880 inhabitants (2011). Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Mirow Castle - ruins and then explore the historical opulence of Bobolice Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zawiercie trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major airports are Katowice International Airport, Kraków John Paul II International Airport and Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport. October in Zawiercie sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Zawiercie

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mirow Castle - ruins, Bobolice Castle
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Bobolice Castle ©
Bobolice Castle
Mirow Castle - ruins ©
Mirow Castle - ruins

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), Sergiyev Posad (The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra & Cathedral of the Assumption) and Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Annunciation, examine the collection at State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip website .

Explore your travel options from Zawiercie to Moscow with the Route module. Traveling from Zawiercie to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Moscow is little chillier than Zawiercie - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kolomna, Sergiyev Posad, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Church of The Holy Virgin, Museum Physical Kunstkamera
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Suzhou Garden Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Suzhou (The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Tongli Town, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, get great views at Jin Mao Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

Before you visit Shanghai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Moscow to Shanghai in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Shanghai, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in October, with highs in Shanghai at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Suzhou, Shaxi Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour app .

You can fly from Shanghai to Sydney in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Shanghai to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

8
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu da Republica will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Museu Casa de Santos Dumont) and Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take in the awesome beauty at Pedra da Gavea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Grumari, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 26 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro is minus 13 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, walk around The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to New York City in 13.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to New York City is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November; daily highs in New York City reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Philadelphia
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Museum-lovers will appreciate Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Musee de la Barque Solaire. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Cairo takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Cairo at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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