60 days in Africa, Asia, United States, Central America & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Asia, United States, Central America & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Africa, Asia, United States, Central America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  11​h
9
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
10
Marbella, Spain
— 6 nights
11
Nice, France
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route app .

Manchester, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Cape Town to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok driving holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cape Town to Bangkok in 20 hours. Traveling from Cape Town to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in February, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep--about 1h 10 min away. On the 6th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), make a trip to Wat Ched Yot, and stop by Ambassador Fashions.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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Walking tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

5
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Las Vegas by flight takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, you will find days in Las Vegas are much colder (27°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Zoo Ave (in Alajuela). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Jose takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to San Jose is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, things will get somewhat warmer in San Jose: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Zoo Ave, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

4
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio is known for beaches, adventure, nightlife, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at MidWorld Costa Rica, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, and experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Jose to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Fortuna de San Carlos: El Castillo (Arenal Eco Zoo & Butterfly Conservatory). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, trek along Ecocentro Danaus, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a pleasant ride with Arenal Wilberth Stables.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

2
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde attractions planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

7
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Monteverde to New York City takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monteverde to New York City is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in New York City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marbella.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 4:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6
nights
Marbella, Spain

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Room Escape Games (in Malaga), Nerja (Ski and Sea, Moin Moin Nerja / Deutsche Backerei, & more) and Ronda (Puente Viejo, Dona Felisa Winery, & more). There's still lots to do: take a spin around town with Dust Devils.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marbella trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Marbella in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Marbella hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Room Escape Games
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 11:
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Room Escape Games
Ski and Sea ©
Ski and Sea
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

9
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Les Jardins Bioves (in Menton) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, stroll through Lérins Islands, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marbella to Nice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marbella in April, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 20:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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