The Best Two-Week Itineraries Around the World

Siobhan Grogan

Go slow and give a destination the love and attention it deserves on one of these Culture Trip adventures, lasting two weeks or more.

Though quick weekend breaks can scratch the travel itch for a while, nothing beats spending a good chunk of time exploring somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit. With up to two weeks to play with, you can really fall for the destination of your dreams, whether that be Bali, the Faroe Islands, or elsewhere. These expert guided tours, bookable with Culture Trip, will help you make the most of a two-week itinerary.

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CentralAmerica

GORGEOUS GUATEMALA

Gorgeous Guatemala

5 days . Mini
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1. Guatemala

An express adventure for those with limited time off. Prepare yourself incredible experiences. You will hike a volcano, visit mayan temples and witness a ceremony and take in beautiful colonial Antigua.

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CentralAmerica

BEACHY BELIZE

Beachy Belize

5 days . Mini
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2. Belize

A quick trip not too far away for those seeking a relaxing mini break. You will have plenty of free time to relax but also some awesome activities to experience the rainforest and the caribbean sea.
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CentralAmerica

COLONIAL MEXICO

Colonial Mexico

5 days . Mini
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3. Mexico

An exciting mini trip exploring the lesser known colonial towns of central Mexico. This is hte perfect trip for someone with limited time off and still wants to turn on explorer mode and do something different.
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SouthAmerica

ADVENTUROUS ECUADOR

Adventurous Ecuador

8 days . Epic
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1. Ecuador

A remarkable 8 days adventure through the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. The best choice for adventure seekers wishing to visit the 2 most iconic areas of South America, in only 1 week and no flights.

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SouthAmerica

ANCIENT PERU

Ancient Peru

9 days . Epic
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2. Peru

An alternative itinerary to classic Peru, from Cusco to Arequipa. This itinerary is great combination of highlights Cusco and Machu Picchu with the lesser known Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
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Europe

SEDUCTIVE SOUTHERN ITALY

Seductive Southern Italy

10 days . Epic
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1. Italy

The ultimate Italian experience from the vibrant streets of Naples to the breathtaking sceneries of the Amalfi Coast followed by Matera and down to Puglia with its golden beaches, intense flavours and fascinating destinations.

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EDINBURGH AND THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS BY TRAIN

Edinburgh And The Scottish Highlands By Train

7 days . Culture
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2. Scotland

Embark on this great adventure starting from London all the way to Scotland with a true Scottish experience made of breathtaking sceneries, whisky tasting and ..lots of fun! Ideal for train lovers and explorers.
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COMPLETE PORTUGAL BY TRAIN

Complete Portugal By Train

8 days . Culture
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3. Portugal

A wonderful train journey around Portugal, from the romantic city of Porto to the Douro Valley, to the beautiful Aveiro all the way to Lisbon and Sintra. The perfect trip to train, culinary and culture lovers.
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Asia

SOULFUL SOUTH KOREA

Soulful South Korea

10 days . Epic
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1. South Korea

Discover incredible temples, mountains and modern cities on this 10 day adventure. This trip is perfect for those seeking immersion in the cuisine, culture and natural wonders of South Korea.

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THAILAND, CAMBODIA & VIETNAM

Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

11 days . Epic
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2. Thailand

From Bankgok to Angkor Wat to Ho Chi Minh City and everything in between - adventure through the heart of South-East Asia. Taste the delights, see history brought to life and unwind on a Mekong River cruise.
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SECRETS OF SRI LANKA BY TRAIN

Secrets Of Sri Lanka By Train

10 days . Culture
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3. Sri Lanka

A fantastic adventure that showcases Sri Lanka's fantastic landscapes, wildlife and flavours. With 3 epic rail journeys, 3 UNESCO heritage sites and time to relax, this trip has loads to offer at a great price
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Africa

EPIC MOROCCO

Epic Morocco

11 days . Epic
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1. Morocco

An epic journey across Morocco: from Casablanca to Marrakech, through the blue city of Chefchaouen to the wonders of the desert and deep to the High Atlas Mountains - this trip has it all! Ideal for true explorers!

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ULTIMATE EGYPT

Ultimate Egypt

9 days . Epic
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2. Egypt

From Cairo to Aswan, this trip brings the land of the pharaohs to life. You'll visit the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple and cruise down the Nile in style. This is the perfect way to explore Egypt.
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IMMERSIVE KENYA

Immersive Kenya

8 days . Epic
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3. Kenya

An immersive blend of culture and wildlife for first time travelers to Africa. Learn about Nairobi, sample local coffee in the Aberdares and finish up with a fantastic safari stay in the Masai Mara.
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An epic Southeast Asian train trip from Thailand to Laos and back

Southeast Asia remains one of the most popular places on Earth to travel for an extended period of time, but you don’t have to spend months to do it well, you don’t need to be nineteen and without responsibility, and it need not be a logistical nightmare. Not when you book a spot on our Thailand and Laos Rail Trip at least. Two full weeks starting and ending in Bangkok, calling at Chiang Mai, Lampang, Luang Prabang, Vang Viang and much more. You’ll get to meet elephants at an ethical sanctuary, eat authentic Thai street food, cruise down the Mekong River and experience local village life in Laos.

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Next available from 13th Jan 2024

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STARTS AT

Bangkok, Thailand

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DURATION

14

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

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From the soaring mountains to the starry deserts of Morocco

While vibrant Marrakech will give you a tantalising taste of Morocco, anyone who wants to experience this country’s full rolodex of delights needs an itinerary of up to two weeks. This trip is the stuff of dreams, including haggling in the medinas of Fez and Marrakech, dining in Casablanca and sipping mint tea in Tangier. Beyond the cities, you’ll hike in the Atlas Mountains, clamber over rock formations in the Dades Gorge and ride a camel in the Sahara.

From US$2369

Next available from 10th Feb 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Casablanca, Morocco

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Marrakech, Morocco

DURATION

11

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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From urban centres to rural retreats in Vietnam

A two-week Culture Trip itinerary is the ideal way to experience Vietnam’s astonishing diversity, from endless seascapes to ancient cities steeped in tradition. See as much as you can by joining the tour in Hanoi and journeying the length of this Southeast Asian country to Hoi An, where you’ll round off 12 days away with a treasure hunt in the lantern-lit streets. Expect kayaking, cooking, bamboo-weaving and boat trips along the way, as you make memories to last a lifetime.

From US$1649

Next available from 5th Dec 2023

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Hanoi, Vietnam

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ENDS AT

Hoi An, Vietnam

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

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Discovery

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Bamboo forests, alpine hot springs and neon-lit cities in Japan

You could spend two weeks in Tokyo without getting bored, but Japan has so much to offer that you need at least two weeks to do the country properly. The diversity of landscape, climate and culture here is astounding, and our 12-day Rail Trip takes advantage of incredible rail connections to smash an extensive Japanese experience into one trip. We start in foodie capital Osaka, before moving on to Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Arashiyama bamboo forest. Then it’s onto the ancient city of Kyoto and up to the Japanese Alps for sake tasting and a night in a traditional ryokan inn. After cruising Lake Ashi with views of Mount Fuji we’ll finally reach Tokyo, where you’ll get to explore this modern metropolis by watching sumo wrestlers train, learning how to roll sushi and singing your heart out at karaoke.

From US$4119

Next available from 28th Mar 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Osaka, Japan

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ENDS AT

Tokyo, Japan

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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Discovery

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Volcano hiking and coral reef snorkelling on Bali

It would be easy to spend all your time at the beach on this idyllic Indonesian island. However, the ultimate Bali two-week itinerary will drag you away from your spot on the sand and have you plunge into waterfalls, hike up the volcanic Mount Batur and snorkel with turtles on Gili Trawangan – a speedboat ride away from the northwestern coast of Lombok. But don’t panic: you’ll have plenty of time to wind down on the beach during this 12-day Culture Trip tour – spot of surfing, or beach yoga, anyone?

From US$1929

Next available from 10th Feb 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Bali, Indonesia

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ENDS AT

Bali, Indonesia

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Gethin Morgan contributed additional reporting to this article.

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?

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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

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