56 days in Asia, Europe, Caribbean & South America Itinerary

56 days in Asia, Europe, Caribbean & South America Itinerary

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Drive to Chiang Mai International Airport, Fly to Taipei
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 14 nights
Fly
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Caceres, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights
Fly
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Surabaya, Indonesia
— 2 nights

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Taipei, Taiwan — 6 nights

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and Ximending. Popular historic sites such as Lungshan Temple and Hsing Tian Kong are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang) and Dongshan River Forest Park (in Dongshan). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Church Taipei, and make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei online trip itinerary planner.

Lampang, Thailand to Taipei is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lampang to Taipei, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lampang in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. You will leave for Nice on the 7th (Sun).
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Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

Nice, France — 14 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain capture your imagination. Vieille Ville and Paul Cezanne’s Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and Antibes (Villa Eilenroc, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice route app.

You can fly from Taipei to Nice in 19.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Taipei in May, expect Nice to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Caceres.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 22:

Caceres, Spain — 7 nights

Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Get some cultural insight at Old Town of Caceres and Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch). Visit Templo de Diana and Castillo de Trujillo for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Caceres side-trips: Merida (Roman Bridge, Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, &more), Historic Centre of Trujillo (in Trujillo) and Meandro Melero (in Riomalo de Abajo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia de la Computacion, step into the grandiose world of Palace de las Ciguenas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo De Cáceres.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Caceres online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Caceres takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Nice in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Caceres: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 29:

Belfast, United Kingdom — 6 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Popular historic sites such as Crumlin Road Gaol and Dunluce Castle are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Titanic Belfast and Ulster Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Carnlough Bay Boat Tours (in Carnlough), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Randalstown (Randalstown Forest Nature Reserve & World of Owls). The adventure continues: examine the collection at SS Nomadic, contemplate the long history of Mount Stewart, admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belfast road trip planning website.

Getting from Caceres to Belfast by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Caceres to Belfast. Traveling from Caceres in May, expect nights in Belfast to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 17°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Juan.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:

San Juan, Puerto Rico — 6 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Museo Castillo Serralles and Paseo de la Princesa are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: El Yunque National Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Ponce (Parque de Bombas & Museo de Arte de Ponce). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Las Americas, admire the masterpieces at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, and make a trip to Plaza de La Democracia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip maker.

You can fly from Belfast to San Juan in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Belfast in June, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rio de Janeiro.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 7 nights

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Get some cultural insight at Copacabana Beach and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ilha Fiscal and Parque Lage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (in Niteroi) and Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Rio de Janeiro in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Rio de Janeiro. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan in June; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Yogyakarta.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 18:

Yogyakarta, Indonesia — 3 nights

Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Get a sense of the local culture at Prambanan Temples and Sewu Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Palace of Yogyakarta and Jogokariyan Mosque. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Ullen Sentalu Museum, pause for some photo ops at Yogyakarta Monument, and laugh and play at De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yogyakarta online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Yogyakarta. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Yogyakarta is 10 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Yogyakarta: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Surabaya.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Surabaya, Indonesia — 2 nights

A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Nasional Al Akbar and then take a tour by water with Mollow Dive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): snap pictures at Suramadu National Bridge and then examine the collection at Sampoerna Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Surabaya trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Yogyakarta to Surabaya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Surabaya can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25: