60 days in Asia, Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa, South America & Central America Itinerary

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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 9 nights
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Gramado, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuang Si Butterfly Farm and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Manorom. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, make a trip to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang, explore the world behind art at The Buddhist Archive of Photography, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Jom Phet.

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Brize Norton, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. In September, Luang Prabang is warmer than Brize Norton - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

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Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter Luang Prabang ©
Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and South Beach. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum online journey builder.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Wadi Rum in 21 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach
South Beach
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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Marrakech, Morocco

Red City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Food Tours. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. On the 13th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Wadi Rum to Marrakech takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Balloon Rides
Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours

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Essaouira, Morocco

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Essaouira Beach and Essaouira Ramparts. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in September, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

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Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art Sahara and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Merzouga route planning website.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Essaouira to Merzouga in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Get outdoors at Imbassai Beach and Praia do Lord. Visit Guarajuba Beach and Flamengo Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (in Senhor Do Bonfim) and Praia do Forte (Forte Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salvador road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Merzouga to Salvador takes 22.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Salvador

Side Trips

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Guarajuba Beach ©
Guarajuba Beach
Imbassai Beach ©
Imbassai Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Memorial JK are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Paranoa and Templo da Boa Vontade. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and stroll around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brasilia tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Brasilia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salvador in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Brasilia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Parque Nacional de Brasilia ©
Parque Nacional de Brasilia
Lago Paranoa ©
Lago Paranoa
Templo da Boa Vontade ©
Templo da Boa Vontade

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You'll get in some beach time at Camboinhas Beach and Praia de Itacoatiara. Discover out-of-the-way places like Claudio Coutinho Trail and Sao Bento Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Parque da Cidade in Niteroi (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Boulevard Olimpico, brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro vacation site.

Fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rio de Janeiro. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Claudio Coutinho Trail ©
Claudio Coutinho Trail
Morro Dois Irmaos ©
Morro Dois Irmaos
Camboinhas Beach ©
Camboinhas Beach

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ribeirao da Ilha and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Relax by the water at Forte Beach and Praia do Campeche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa), Balneario Camboriu (Morro do Careca & Praia das Laranjeiras) and Garopaba Beach (in Garopaba). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dunas da Joaquina, stroll through Bombinhas Beach, kick back and relax at Matadeiro Beach, and don't miss a visit to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Florianopolis at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Matadeiro Beach ©
Matadeiro Beach
Da Lagoa ©
Da Lagoa

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Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Step out of the city life by going to National Park of Aparados da Serra and Cascata do Caracol. Get a sense of the local culture at Vale dos Vinhedos and Vinicola Torcello. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Bento Goncalves (Casa Valduga Winery, Aurora Winery, &more) and Sao Pellegrino Church (in Caxias Do Sul). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Praca Major Nicoletti, find something for the whole family at Mundo a Vapor, admire the striking features of Portico via Nova Petropolis, and contemplate the long history of Casa do Colono.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Gramado in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:
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National Park of Aparados da Serra ©
National Park of Aparados da Serra
Vale dos Vinhedos ©
Vale dos Vinhedos
Sao Pellegrino Church ©
Sao Pellegrino Church

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©

Land of the Waterfalls

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Devil's Throat and Lake Itaipu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Itaipu Ecomuseu and Buddhist Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Iguacu River, make a trip to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, and contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Foz do Iguacu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. October in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Itaipu Ecomuseu ©
Itaipu Ecomuseu
Helicopter Tours

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 26th (Wed), snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Munay Pampa, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and then go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and bus from Foz do Iguacu to Colonia del Sacramento in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in October: high temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Puerta de la Ciudadela ©
Puerta de la Ciudadela

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Uyuni takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Uyuni

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, look for gifts at Casa El Patio, then delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Antigua takes 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Uyuni to Antigua. Traveling from Uyuni in October, you will find days in Antigua are much hotter (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

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ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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