39 days in South America, South Pacific, Asia & United States Itinerary

39 days in South America, South Pacific, Asia & United States Itinerary

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Start: Belfast, United Kingdom
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  10 h 30 min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  10 h 45 min
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
8
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  32 h
9
Cape May, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
End: Belfast, United Kingdom

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sugarloaf Mountain and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, stop by Shopping Leblon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Lage, and get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural Carioca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro travel site.

Belfast, UK to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Rio de Janeiro, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer than Belfast - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

4
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Get in touch with nature at Piha Beach and Waiheke Island. Do your shopping at Pauanesia and Sculptureum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Connells Bay Sculpture Park (in Waiheke Island) and Matakana War Memorial (in Matakana). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Otara Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip app.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Auckland in 21 hours. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, you will find days in Auckland are colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Matakana, Cheltenham Beach, Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Piha Beach
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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park

1
night
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, and then explore the galleries of Queenstown Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Auckland to Queenstown by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Spas
Queenstown Arts Centre ©
Queenstown Arts Centre

7
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Brett Whiteley Studio and The Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, browse the exhibits of Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning app.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park
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ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Immigration Museum. Head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Federation Squarefor some retail therapy. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, visit Degraves Street, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Chinatown and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to The Southern Ridges and Tanjong Beach. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Orchard Road, make a trip to Singapore Flyer, look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at East Coast Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Melbourne to Singapore in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Singapore, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Singapore reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Orchard Road ©
Orchard Road

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nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
For shopping fun, head to Nishiki Market Shopping District or Fuuka-Kimono. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple) and Suma Beach (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Singapore to Kyoto in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kyoto is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Suma Beach, Dotombori District
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park and then stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taveuni Island road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Taveuni Island. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Taveuni Island: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk

1
night
Cape May, United States

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery, then enjoy the sea views from Cape May Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, then look for gifts at Cape May Olive Oil Company, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taveuni Island to Cape May. Traveling from Taveuni Island to Cape May, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taveuni Island in August, Cape May is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wildwood Beach
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Ocean Grove Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning app.

Getting from Cape May to New York City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ocean Grove Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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