60 days in Asia, Africa & South America Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa & South America Itinerary

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60 days in Asia, Africa & South America Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
2
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
5
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 45 min
8
Knysna, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
10
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
11
Curitiba, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Shouf Biosphere Reserve and Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve. Head to Selim Mouzannar and City Centre Beirutfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Zahle (Coteaux Du Liban & Chateau St Thomas) and Bkassine Pine Forest (in Jezzine). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture and browse the different shops at ABC Mall.

To see maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In January, daytime highs in Beirut are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Beirut

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zahle, Bkassine Pine Forest, Shouf Biosphere Reserve, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Selim Mouzannar ©
Selim Mouzannar
Shouf Biosphere Reserve ©
Shouf Biosphere Reserve
Bkassine Pine Forest ©
Bkassine Pine Forest

5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Do your shopping at Orchard Road and Clarke Quay. Get outdoors at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Jurong Bird Park. Go for a jaunt from Singapore to Sentosa Island to see Universal Studios Singapore about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little India, stop by Chinatown, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, and browse the different shops at Raffles Hotel Arcade.

Make your Singapore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Beirut to Singapore in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Singapore is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Beirut in January; daily highs in Singapore reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve ©
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

6
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Step out of the city life by going to Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. Relax by the water at Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua Beach. Explore Seminyak's surroundings by going to Sanur (Ghostbird + Swoon & Sindhu Market) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Amed). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Samasta Lifestyle Village, look for gifts at Makassi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Reservoart.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Seminyak online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Seminyak takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Seminyak, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

5
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Five Art Studio and Gallery Ada Garuda. Get outdoors at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and USS Liberty Shipwreck. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubud: Kintamani Highland (in Kintamani), Shark Diving (in Amed) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Singaraja). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Wayan's Shop, and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ubud attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seminyak to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Kintamani Highland, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Shark Diving, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

2
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
For shopping fun, head to Masai Central Market or House of Gems. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Cultural Arts Centre and browse the different shops at AIM Mall.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arusha online route planner .

You can fly from Ubud to Arusha in 20 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Arusha is minus 5 hours. In February, Arusha is slightly colder than Ubud - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Climbing Tours
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park trip planner.

Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Take a break from the city and head to Ukutula Conservation Center and Safaris. Head to 24 Boxes and Menlyn Park Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Pretoria Farmers Market & Woodlands Boulevard) and Springs Mall (in Springs). The adventure continues: stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, and visit Maboneng Precinct.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarangire National Park to Johannesburg. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tarangire National Park to Johannesburg. February in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pretoria, 24 Boxes, Springs Mall, Ukutula Conservation Center, Jack Friedman Eastgate
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Safaris
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

4
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Visit Robberg 5 Beach and Cola Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Tiny Shop and Jandreart Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Knysna side-trips: The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), The Crags (Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary & Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). There's still lots to do: trek along Waterfall Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Knysna trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Knysna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park, Tiny Shop
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach. Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Cape Quarter Mall. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Marbrin Olive Growers in Robertson, approximately Robertson away. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, stop by Abseil Africa, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marbrin Olive Growers
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

3
nights
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Apiario Cambara or Edelweiss Atelier. Visiting Lago Negro and Parque Estadual do Caracol will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ceramics Studio by Anelise Bredow (in Morro Reuter), Bento Goncalves (Vinicola Cainelli, Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia, &more) and Flores Da Cunha (Vinicola Salvattore, Vinicola Luiz Argenta, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, get in on the family fun at Snowland, and do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gramado trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Gramado. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Flores Da Cunha, Morro Reuter, Apiario Cambara, Parque Estadual do Caracol
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
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Vinicola Salvattore ©
Vinicola Salvattore
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Casa Fontanari ©
Casa Fontanari

3
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Take a break from the city and head to Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel and Mananciais da Serra. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado Municipal de Curitiba and Park Shopping Barigui. Step out of Curitiba with an excursion to Familia Fardo Vinicola in Quatro Barras--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Patio Batel, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, browse the exhibits of SOMA Galeria, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Arts and Handcrafts Street Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Curitiba trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Curitiba in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. February in Curitiba sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Curitiba

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Familia Fardo Vinicola, Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel, Mananciais da Serra
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Mercado Municipal de Curitiba ©
Mercado Municipal de Curitiba
Patio Batel ©
Patio Batel

6
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Relax by the water at Juquehy Beach and Iporanga e das Conchas Beach. Head to Paulista Avenue and Bom Retirofor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sao Paulo: Jureia Beach (in Sao Sebastiao), São Caetano Park Mall (in Sao Caetano do Sul) and Bertioga (SESC Bertioga, Itaguare, &more). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Arte e Artesanato, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Sao Pedro, and browse the different shops at Shopping Patio Higienopolis.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo driving holiday site .

Getting from Curitiba to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bertioga, Guaruja, Sao Sebastiao, Campos Eliseos Beach, Feira de Arte e Artesanato
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Iporanga e das Conchas Beach ©
Iporanga e das Conchas Beach
Juquehy Beach ©
Juquehy Beach

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Step out of the city life by going to Copacabana Beach and Leblon Beach. Do your shopping at Shopping Leblon and TopShopping. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, make a trip to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, stroll through Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tijuca.

To see other places to visit, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

TopShopping
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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