37 days in Caribbean, South America, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

37 days in Caribbean, South America, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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37 days in Caribbean, South America, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
6
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
10
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Saturno Cave. Step out of Havana with an excursion to Puente de Bacunayagua in Matanzas--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fusterlandia, make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Havana day trip tool .

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Havana is minus 5 hours. In October, Havana is warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Puente de Bacunayagua, Cueva de Saturno
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Photography Tours
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Fusterlandia ©
Fusterlandia

1
night
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at La Loberia. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, then make a trip to León Dormido, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Havana to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno when traveling from Havana in November, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo
Playa de Oro ©
Playa de Oro

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Santa Cruz Fish Market. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva El Chato, don't miss a visit to Columpio Magico, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and explore the galleries of Galeria Aymara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla and then make a trip to The Wall of Tears. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, then head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and finally don't miss a visit to Malecon Cuna del Sol.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil journey builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Intipuncu and Los Jardines de Mandor. Explore Machu Picchu's surroundings by going to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Machu Picchu. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Peru Time (PET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Moray ©
Moray

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Island, make a trip to Alberton, look for gifts at Pauanesia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Auckland route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Auckland. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Auckland is 17 hours. In November, daytime highs in Auckland are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre ©
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Base Track & Mt Maunganui Main Beach). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Rotorua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tauranga, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach

3
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Explore hidden gems such as The Great War Exhibition and Mount Victoria. When in Wellington, make a side trip to see Queen Charlotte Track in Picton, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa), admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Buildings.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wellington travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rotorua in November: highs in Wellington hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wellington Botanic Garden, Queen Charlotte Track
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Mount Victoria ©
Mount Victoria
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Wanaka and Queenstown Garden. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown driving holiday planner.

Fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lake Wanaka
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka
Queenstown Garden ©
Queenstown Garden

1
day
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 28th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Phnom Penh takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Queenstown to Phnom Penh. In November, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Angkor National Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, examine the collection at Cambodia Landmine Museum, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siem Reap trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Preah Khan ©
Preah Khan

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