59 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central America & United States Itinerary

59 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central America & United States Itinerary

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59 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central America & United States Itinerary

Start: Havana, Cuba
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Kabale, Uganda
— 1 day
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  39​h
9
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
10
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h
12
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Havana, Cuba

5
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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Wawel Cathedral and Wieliczka Salt Mine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

Havana, Cuba to Krakow is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Cuba Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Havana in January, things will get colder in Krakow: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Get a sense of the local culture at The National Museum in Warsaw and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, see the interesting displays at NBP Money Centre, have fun and explore at Dollhouse Museum, and contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The National Museum in Warsaw ©
The National Museum in Warsaw
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery.

Plan my day in Bucharest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Warsaw to Bucharest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Bucharest. January in Bucharest sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

1
night
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 15th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 17th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eluai Plain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Maasai Mara National Reserve, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Sofia to Maasai Mara National Reserve with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 1 hour. Traveling from Sofia in January, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

1
day
Kabale, Uganda

Kabale
The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kabale tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Kabale by car takes about 18 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Kabale. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Kabale

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1
day
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lagos using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kabale to Lagos takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kabale to Lagos is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kabale in January, with highs in Lagos at 39°C and lows at 28°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toCape Coast.

Things to do in Lagos

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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1
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Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Elmina Castle and then get engrossed in the history at Cape Coast Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Coast trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lagos to Cape Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Lagos to Cape Coast, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lagos in January, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Coast, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Elmina Castle
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Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle

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nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, and explore the activities along Quebrada de Jaspe.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Canaima National Park attractions planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Coast to Canaima National Park. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Colombia Time (COT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. On the 27th (Mon), you're off toSan Juan.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
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Angel Falls ©
Angel Falls
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao

2
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo de Las Americas. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: The Innovation (in Fajardo) and El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest & Angelito Trail).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Juan itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to San Juan. Traveling from Canaima National Park to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Juan

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, The Innovation
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The Innovation ©
The Innovation
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

1
night
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 31st (Fri): make a trip to Panama Canal, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Soberania.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City online attractions planner .

Fly from San Juan to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Traveling from San Juan to Panama City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Panama City

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Panama City to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Panama City in February, with highs in New York City at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Lazaro Galdiano capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza Mayor and Museo Cerralbo. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia, Padres Carmelitas, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

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

Getting from New York City to Madrid by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Madrid reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Parc Guell and Museo Picasso. Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip app .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Palais Lascaris and La Madone d'Utelle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee des Coquillages. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de la Castre (in Cannes), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Rocca Sparviera, and admire the masterpieces at La Maison du Portal.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Coaraze, Utelle, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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