44 days in South America, Caribbean, United States & Africa Itinerary

44 days in South America, Caribbean, United States & Africa Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Georgetown, Guyana
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Atlanta, United States
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Lamu Island, Kenya
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Gonder, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Bogota, Colombia — 1 night

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hike along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja and then take a stroll through Parque 93.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bogota online trip builder.

Atlanta, USA to Bogota is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for little chillier days in Bogota, with highs around 67°F, while nights are colder with lows around 47°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Willemstad.
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Willemstad, Curacao — 2 nights

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for gifts at Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao, then wander the streets of Punda, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mambo Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Willemstad road trip planning site.

You can fly from Bogota to Willemstad in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Willemstad is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bogota in September; daily highs in Willemstad reach 91°F and lows reach 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Port of Spain.
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago — 3 nights

Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maracas Beach and Monsta Tarpon Sportfishing. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort George and Lopinot Complex. Venture out of the city with trips to Maracas Bay (Tyrico Bay & Yerette) and Avocat Waterfall (in Blanchisseuse). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, expand your horizons at The Sangha Trinidad, and contemplate the waterfront views at Caroni Swamp.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port of Spain online trip builder.

Getting from Willemstad to Port of Spain by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Willemstad in September since evenings lows in Port of Spain dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bridgetown.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Bridgetown, Barbados — 2 nights

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Stavronikita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Pebbles Beach, then kick back and relax at Browne's Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at George Washington House.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bridgetown online itinerary planner.

Getting from Port of Spain to Bridgetown by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Port of Spain in September, expect nights in Bridgetown to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Georgetown.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Georgetown, Guyana — 3 nights

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Wilderness Explorers and Essequibo River. St. George's Cathedral and St. Andrew's Kirk will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, enjoy the sea views from Georgetown Lighthouse, get your bearings at Guyana National Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Radha Krishna Mandir.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Georgetown online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Bridgetown to Georgetown with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Georgetown are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Paramaribo.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Paramaribo, Suriname — 3 nights

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around Palmentuin, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch reformed church, and finally wander the streets of Historic Inner City of Paramaribo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple, get engrossed in the history at Het Koto Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stichting Villa Zapakara voor Kind & Cultuur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peperpot Nature Park, and finally explore the activities along Commewijne River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paramaribo trip site.

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo is 1 hour. In September in Paramaribo, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.
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Atlanta, United States — 13 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Chickamauga Battlefield. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Silver Comet Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Helen (Zipline, Yonah Mountain Campground, &more), Blairsville (Helton Creek Falls, Vogel State Park, &more) and High Shoals Falls Trail (in Hiawassee). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, and view the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Atlanta itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paramaribo to Atlanta. The time zone difference when traveling from Paramaribo to Atlanta is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Paramaribo in September, expect Atlanta to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 28:

Nairobi, Kenya — 3 nights

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nairobi National Museum and Samburu National Reserve. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Nairobi railway museum, and trek along Oloolua Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip maker app.

You can fly from Atlanta to Nairobi in 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Atlanta to Nairobi. Traveling from Atlanta in September, things will get little chillier in Nairobi: highs are around 77°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mombasa.
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Mombasa, Kenya — 2 nights

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Jumba la Mtwana, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kikambala Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Coast Camping Tours & Safaris.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mombasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Mombasa is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lamu Island.
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Lamu Island, Kenya — 2 nights

Visit Lamu Old Town and Siyu Fort for their historical value.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lamu Island attractions planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Lamu Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You will leave for Dar es Salaam on the 7th (Mon).
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 1 night

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Maamur Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azania Front Lutheran Chruch, view the masterpieces at Art Garage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chuma Art Workshop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sea Sense.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dar es Salaam itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lamu Island to Dar es Salaam with the Route module. Traveling from Lamu Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dar es Salaam, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zanzibar City.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 1 day

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Babu Tours & Safaris, then relax and rejuvenate at Zanzibar Yoga with Jo, then kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and finally get a new perspective on things with Zanzibar Destination.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dar es Salaam.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 1 night

On the 10th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Matema Beachg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mbalamwezi Beach Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mji Mwema Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darkhana Jamat Khana.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dar es Salaam road trip planner.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Dar es Salaam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nairobi.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Nairobi, Kenya

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner.

You can drive from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi in 13.5 hours. In October, Nairobi is slightly colder than Dar es Salaam - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 11th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 1 night

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then delve into the lush surroundings at Menagesha Suba Forest Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Zoma Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Addis Ababa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in Addis Ababa at 74°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Gonder.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Gonder, Ethiopia — 1 night

A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuskuam Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, then explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gonder road trip tool.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Addis Ababa in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Gonder. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Addis Ababa.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 1 night

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip planner.

Fly from Gonder to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gonder in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Addis Ababa, with lows of 52°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).
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Curacao travel guide

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Beaches · Bridges · Scuba & Snorkeling
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.
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Trinidad and Tobago travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
With its two landmasses offering different, but complementary Caribbean flavors, the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago attracts visitors looking for relaxation and adventure. Cities and bustling market towns set the pace of cosmopolitan Trinidad, by far the larger of the two Caribbean sisters. Holidays in Tobago tend to be more chilled out affairs, with island offering some of the nation's finest resorts and best kept beaches, along with a wealth of protected areas boasting diverse and abundant wildlife. Both have become famous for their Creole culture and traditions, with holidays in Trinidad and Tobago offering plenty of culinary and musical highlights, including red hot curries and spicy calypso music.
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Barbados travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Little England
Plan a vacation on the small Caribbean island of Barbados and experience its rich history and vibrant culture. Affectionately called "Little England," the island retains a noticeable British influence in its lively culture, visible especially in sport, religion, and the charming British style buildings with a Caribbean flair. On a tour of Barbados you can lounge on sandy beaches, participate in world-class surfing, roam the World Heritage-listed capital, or explore the lush island interior. When on the island, don't forget to sample its world-famous rum and the signature local dish, the flying fish.
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Guyana travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Gardens · Waterfalls
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.
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Suriname travel guide

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Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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