31 days in South Pacific, Mexico, South America, Africa & Europe Itinerary

31 days in South Pacific, Mexico, South America, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
4
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Milford Sound and Skyline Queenstown. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, explore the galleries of Silver Fern Gallery, steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and hike along Ben Lomond Track.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown day trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Milford Sound
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Break One ©
Break One
Alpine Aqualand ©
Alpine Aqualand
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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.
Attractions like SkyTower and Auckland Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rainbow's End Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Creek, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach, and admire the striking features of Alberton.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Queenstown to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In May, daytime highs in Auckland are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Rainbow's End Theme Park
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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Rainbow's End Theme Park ©
Rainbow's End Theme Park

3
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.
Attractions like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Auckland to Mexico City by flight takes about 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to Mexico City. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Xcaret and LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Amore Latino Tulum). Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, expect Playa del Carmen to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Praia de Grumari. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro tour website.

Fly from Playa del Carmen to Rio de Janeiro in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Rio de Janeiro is 2 hours. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in May, you will find days in Rio de Janeiro are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

5
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Kids will enjoy Jardin Majorelle and Jemaa el-Fna. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, make a trip to Koubba Almoravid, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech journey maker tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Marrakech in 18 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

2
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 29th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planning tool.

Fly from Marrakech to Reykjavik in 12 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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