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

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

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

Start: Krakow, Poland
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City, United States
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
3
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
4
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Krakow, Poland

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Krakow, Poland to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Krakow to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

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
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

7
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.
Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Rio de Janeiro, make a side trip to see Imperial Museum in Petropolis, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, wander the streets of Santa Teresa, admire the striking features of Ilha Fiscal, and enjoy the sand and surf at Leblon Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Rio de Janeiro takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Imperial Museum
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

7
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney in 26 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 13 hours. In October, Sydney is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

5
nights
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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Suzhou Garden Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Suzhou (Tongli Town, Shantang Street, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Shanghai in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, & more) and Federal Museum of Professional Education (in Podolsk). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Moscow trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Moscow takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Shanghai to Moscow. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Shanghai in November: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Kolomna Kremlin, Federal Museum of Professional Education, Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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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 Coptic Cairo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

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You can fly from Moscow to Cairo in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in November; daily highs in Cairo reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

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

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