60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, United States & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, United States & Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, United States & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Portimao, Portugal
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
2
Naples, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
3
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
5
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
7
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
8
Santa Monica, United States
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

4
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portimao: Lagoa dos Salgados (in Gale), Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, and kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao trip builder website .

Dublin, Ireland to Portimao is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Portimao hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Portimao

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Arco da Vila Interpretative Center, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

8
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Centro Storico, & more), Vietri sul Mare (Museo provinciale della Ceramica & Le Vigne di Raito) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo, and take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Portimao to Naples in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 7:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

1
day
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Naples to Antananarivo with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Naples to Antananarivo is 2 hours. When traveling from Naples in July, plan for slightly colder days in Antananarivo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga

5
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip app .

Fly from Antananarivo to Cape Town in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Antananarivo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

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

You can fly from Cape Town to Sydney in 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cape Town to Sydney. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
day
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina and then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

Plan a trip to Nadi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Sydney to Nadi in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Fiji Time (FJT) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Nadi hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tavoro Waterfalls and then identify plant and animal life at Lavena Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taveuni Island driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Taveuni Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Tavoro Waterfalls ©
Tavoro Waterfalls

6
nights
Santa Monica, United States

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Point Dume State Beach and Preserve (in Malibu), Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Barbara). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, contemplate the long history of Annenberg Community Beach House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Taveuni Island to Santa Monica with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Taveuni Island to Santa Monica. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Malibu, Wine Tours & Tastings, Camarillo Public Library, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

7
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get curious at California Science Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 7:
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Puerto Vallarta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum & Spanish Language Institute - Day Course). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City route maker site .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo de Frida Kahlo ©
Museo de Frida Kahlo

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Paradise Beach) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Sun) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: make a splash at Xcaret Park and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen. In August, Playa del Carmen is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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