56 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, Canada, Caribbean & Africa Itinerary

56 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, Canada, Caribbean & Africa Itinerary

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56 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America, Canada, Caribbean & Africa Itinerary

Start: Vara, Sweden
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
3
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  11 h
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
5
Chennai, India
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
7
Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  23 h 30 min
8
Zhangye, China
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
9
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  33 h
10
Warrnambool, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  35 h
11
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  34 h
12
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  18 h
13
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Travel:  132 h
14
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Travel:  108 h
15
Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
16
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
End: Vara, Sweden

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder site .

Vara, Sweden to Venice is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In augusti, Venice is somewhat warmer than Vara - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, trek along Ravello - Atrani Walk, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On the next day, stop by Nana' Positano, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Trofimena, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Maria de Olearia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Venice to Ravello takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in augusti, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Ravello. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Oia.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Santa Maria de Olearia
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, explore the galleries of Oria Gallery, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, then make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Replica, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stroll through Red Beach, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Zoodochos Pigi Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oia road trip website .

Getting from Ravello to Oia by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ravello to Oia. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in augusti, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Zoodochos Pigi Cave
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then admire the striking features of Akhan Kervansaray, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale route maker app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Oia to Pamukkale in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Pamukkale is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Denizli
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Fort St. George, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai tour itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pamukkale to Chennai. Traveling from Pamukkale to Chennai, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In augusti, daytime highs in Chennai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
Walking tours

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Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Uomo collection, stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), then stroll through Railay Beach, then head off the coast to Poda Island, and finally kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Krabi Town in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chennai to Krabi Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in augusti, you will find days in Krabi Town are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mu Cang Chai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai ©
Mù Cang Chải is a rural district of Yên Bái Province, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khau Pha Pass and then take in the pleasant sights at La Pan Tan.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mu Cang Chai trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Krabi Town to Mu Cang Chai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Zhangye.

Things to do in Mu Cang Chai

Nature Parks
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Khau Pha Pass ©
Khau Pha Pass
La Pan Tan ©
La Pan Tan

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Zhangye, China

Zhangye ©
Zhangye, formerly romanized as Changyeh or known as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Zhangye Zhenyuan Tower. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Zhangye Danxia Geopark and then explore the stunning scenery at Binggou Danxia Scenic Area.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zhangye online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Mu Cang Chai to Zhangye with the Route module. Traveling from Mu Cang Chai to Zhangye, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zhangye

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Binggou Danxia Scenic Area, Zhangye Danxia Geopark
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Dafo Temple of Zhangye ©
Dafo Temple of Zhangye
Zhangye Danxia Geopark ©
Zhangye Danxia Geopark

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, admire the landmark architecture of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), then get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beijing online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zhangye to Beijing. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in augusti, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) ©

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Warrnambool, Australia

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Warrnambool: Port Campbell (The Grotto, Twelve Apostles, &more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool vacation planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beijing to Warrnambool. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
On the 31st (Mon), kick back and relax at Matira Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, then view the masterpieces at Bora Art Upstairs, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bora Bora tour planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Warrnambool to Bora Bora. Traveling from Warrnambool to Bora Bora, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

Make your Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bora Bora to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bora Bora to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in september, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then meet the residents at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Artesanias, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and finally delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Machu Picchu in 18 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and then explore the activities along Moraine Lake. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery, explore the activities along Bow Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake, and finally explore the activities along Herbert Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Banff National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Machu Picchu to Banff National Park. In september, daily temperatures in Banff National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You will leave for Soufriere on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Soufriere, St. Lucia

Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Soufriere is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Anse Mamin, admire the natural beauty at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Morne Coubaril Estate.

Plan a trip to Soufriere easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Soufriere. Traveling from Banff National Park to Soufriere, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in september: high temperatures in Soufriere hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Soufriere

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens ©
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, stop by Atelier El Bahia, and stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Soufriere to Marrakech. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Soufriere to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Soufriere in september, plan for little chillier nights in Marrakech, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours