Armenia and Georgia 1-Month Travel Itinerary

Weeks 1 & 2

Starting at , the capital of , there’s easily enough to do here both in and around the city to fill up a few interesting days. Museums such as the or , or short day trips out to , or can be rewarding experiences at any time of year. It might also be a good idea to visit the holy town of to the west of here where you’ll find the . Head next to the high-altitude about an hour and a half away, where visits to and the are obligatory, before continuing north to the pleasant alpine town of . It’s easy enough to spend a few days here hiking about visiting some fantastic monasteries such as and on the way. After you’ve finished in that region, you can either choose to head northeast for an hour to Ijevan or northwest for two hours to . Again, as with many destinations in , the best things to do here are hike, explore the surrounding countryside and visit the many historical and impressive monasteries on offer. and are particularly worth visiting. Finally, you’ll want to head north to the border town of to take the easy into .

Weeks 3 & 4

Once you’ve crossed the at , you’ll want to head north to the beautiful and historical capital . It’s easy enough to spend a while here exploring the many free sights on offer in the city such as or the , but here’re some excellent day trips to be found here too and we recommend using as a base. A day trip to seems like the best first option, and a day trip to to visit is easy and interesting too. It then might be a good idea to head north for three hours up the Military Highway to , where you’ll find the archetypal picture-postcard with its backdrop. There’s some fantastic hiking to be had here and you could easily spend a few days in this region. If you’re visiting in the winter season, it might be a good idea to stop at in on your way back to the capital, otherwise you’ll want to head west next for two hours to the pleasant spa town of for some hiking in the national park. also offers excellent access to (for more skiing at ), but also to , and . Once you feel like you’ve seen enough, it’s only a three-hour bus back to , perhaps to relax in some thermal spas or sample the local wines before your flight home.

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Southwestern South Africa 1-Month Travel Itinerary

Month 1

Although is the main entrance to the country and most will have to start there, it’s only a short and cheap flight to the coastal city of . This city makes for a fine entrance to the Eastern Cape and has surrounding beaches and nearby museums that are worthy of a few days exploration before pressing west to . You could either base yourself at this small surfer-friendly town or in nearby , which has plenty of outdoor activities and pleasant dining experiences to keep you busy. It’s also a good little town to base yourself in if you’re thinking of taking things slowly as it’s quite well facilitated for its size. Otherwise, it’s a 6-hour bus journey inland to the Langeberg mountain range at where you’ll find historical architecture and some superb hiking and decent national parks. Once content there though, you’ll want to continue west for another 6-hour bus to – the last stop. You’d be hard pressed not to agree that the mixture of world-class beaches, stunning mountain hikes and gorgeous wineries make for one award-winning city that’s quite honestly hard to leave.

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North and Central Colombia 1-Month Travel Itinerary

Month 1

Start your journey by bussing or flying from Bogota to and spend a few days exploring the culture and nature of the city. Once finished with one of the most notorious cities in the country, catch another bus or flight to the Caribbean coastal city of where beaches, parties and colonial architecture blend into one vibrant location. It’s then only a few hours by bus further east along the coast to , which may not be as immediately pretty but affords excellent access to the national parks, tribes and hiking of the Sierra Nevada and Parque Nacional Tayrona. It’s then a long overnight bus south to the adventure capital of Santander . Try your hand at rafting and paragliding some of the most impressive scenery on earth before heading deeper into Muisca territory to the chilly and rural city of . The high-altitude lakes and hiking on offer here should keep you busy for a few days, but once content it’s only a 2-hour bus journey to – one of the prettiest colonial towns in this part of the country. Finally, another short bus trip will return you to Bogota, where you can leave behind or continue your journey in the far south of the country.

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