60 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Mexico & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Mexico & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Mexico & Asia Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
5
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  41​h
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
11
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Chicago, United States

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Van Gogh Museum and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, identify plant and animal life at Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Uitkijkduin Petten, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Museu Picasso. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Medaqua (in L'Estartit). The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, don't miss a visit to Carrer Petritxol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Barcelona reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Montana de Montserrat, Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI, Camino de Ronda, Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, Medaqua
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional de Donana (in Huelva), Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, & more) and Ronda (Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, Reservatauro Ronda, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla, identify plant and animal life at Parque del Alamillo, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ronda, Cordoba, Parque Nacional de Donana
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Cerralbo for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum), Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey) and Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, walk around Parque del Retiro, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in March: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yamoussoukro.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Kuna Iberica
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
nights
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Yamoussoukro ©
Unlike many of the world's cities with infrastructure trying to keep up with population, Yamoussoukro has no such problem--many of the city's sprawling six-lane highways and hotels were built before anybody lived here.
On the 23rd (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Palais Presidentiel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Abokouamekro Game Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yamoussoukro online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Yamoussoukro. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Yamoussoukro is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in March, things will get much warmer in Yamoussoukro: highs are around 41°C and lows about 26°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Yamoussoukro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve ©
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Grande Mosquee ©
Grande Mosquee

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery. Let the collections at Maprae and Galeria Exotico Ecuador capture your imagination. Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Yamoussoukro to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Yamoussoukro in March, you will find days in Puerto Ayora are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil holiday planning website .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Posada de flamengos ©
Posada de flamengos
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Get some cultural insight at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and Basilica del Voto Nacional. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Guayasamin Museum, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and make a trip to Bordados Zuleta.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quito online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Quito

Wildlife Museums Parks
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2
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Balam Art On Feathers and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Change things up with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Xcaret Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Ambarte.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Quito to Playa del Carmen in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Quito in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Puebla (Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Catedral Basilica de Puebla, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico).

Find out how to plan Mexico City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in April since evenings lows in Mexico City dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Puebla, Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Get some historical perspective at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hwaseong Fortress and DMZ Haemaru Village. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Insadong, steep yourself in history at Jongmyo Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner .

You can fly from Mexico City to Seoul in 18 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Seoul is 15 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mexico City in April: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Appreciate the collections at Hallim Park and O’sulloc Tea Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gwaneumsa Temple and Seongeup Folk Village. Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Teddy Bear Museum Jeju). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bulsari Tapsa Temple, take a peaceful walk through Halla Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeju road trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Sangumburi Crater
Sangumburi Crater
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park

4
nights
New Taipei, Taiwan

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Palace Museum and Ximending. Popular historic sites such as Yangmingshan National Park and Shimen Jinganggong are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Taipei: Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area (in Fuxing District) and Dongshan River Forest Park (in Dongshan). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), steep yourself in history at U-mkt, get to know the fascinating history of Yonglian Temple, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Taipei trip maker app .

You can fly from Jeju to New Taipei in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taipei, Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area, Dongshan River Forest Park
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

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