Once In A Lifetime Trips

This page is your resource guide to all the epic itineraries (“Once In A Lifetime Trips”) that you can do all over the world. I am selectively presenting the list of specific routes intersecting and covering several destinations and attractions. In these trip guides, I will be suggesting on where to stay, stop, see, do, eat, and how to prepare for the trip.

Below is a list of some of the most popular travel itineraries. These are the kind of adventures that your heart has been craving since your childhood. Let’s do them, one at a time.

Epic Intercontinental Travel Itineraries

Darien Gap
Gringo Trail
Istanbul to New Delhi over land
Moscow to Urumqi
On the trail of Marco Polo
Silk Road
Trans-Siberian Railway
Around the world in 80 days

Epic Africa Travel Itineraries

Cairo to Nairobi overland
Alexandria to Cape Town by train and bus
MV Liemba, a historic ferry
Felucca cruise on the Nile in Egypt

Garden Route in South Africa
Route 62 in South Africa

Epic Asia Travel Itineraries

Karakoram Highway
Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City overland
Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai overland
Burma Road

Erlian Grassland Tour Loop in Mangolia

Mount Kailash
Overland to Tibet


Armenia Heritage Trail
Georgian Military Highway
Janapar Trail


Along the Grand Canal
Along the Salween River
Along the Yangtze River
Along the Yellow River
Hong Kong to Kunming overland
Long March
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Yunnan tourist trail


88 Temple Pilgrimage
Chugoku 33 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage
Mt. Chokai
Narrow Road to the Deep North
Shimanami Kaido Bikeway
World Heritage Tour in Nara

Middle East

Golan Trail
Israel National Trail
The Jesus Trail
From Istanbul to Cairo
Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage
Mount Damavand Trek
Sea to Sea (Yam el Yam)

South Asia

Annapurna Circuit
Annapurna Sanctuary
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
Grand Trunk Road
The Great Himalaya Trail
Indigenous Peoples Trail
Island Peak Trek
Manaslu Trek
Markha Valley Trek
On the trail of Kipling’s Kim
The Golden Triangle in India
World Heritage Sites Tour in Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia

Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City overland
Ban Nalan Trail
Banana Pancake Trail
Jungle Railway
Kota Kinabalu to Brunei by land
Pontianak to Kuching
Southern Ridges Walk


Rattanakosin Tour
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Mae Hong Son Loop
Samoeng Loop
Yaowarat and Phahurat Tour

Epic Europe Travel Itineraries

Amber Road
Cruising the Baltic Sea
The Danube Cycleway
E9 European Coast Path
E11 hiking trail
E45 through Europe
Orient Express, Paris to Istanbul
Struve Geodetic Arc
Tour du Mont Blanc
Via Baltica
Way of St. James
Ad’s Path in Belgium

Priecne Sedlo in Slovakia
Tatranska Magistrala in Slovakia
Along the Troad Coast in Turkey
Lycian Way, hiking trail in Mediterranean Turkey

Greina Walking Tour
Hiking from Zakopane to Giewont
Royal Way of Prague
The Royal-Imperial Route in Poznań

Route 1-Ring Road, around Iceland
Brașov cultural tour of Romania
Transylvania triangle train tour in Romania

Highway of the Sun in Italy

Alsatian Vineyard Route in France
The French Way in France
Santiago de Compostela from France

Britain and Ireland

Ben Nevis
Ledge Route and the Carn Mor Dearg Arete (Ben Nevis)
Coast To Coast Walk
Cuckoo Trail
Driving tour of Scotland
Dylan Thomas Trail
Great Glen Way
Hikes in the Lake District
Ring of Kerry
Literary London
London South Bank Walk
The Forest Way
Offa’s Dyke Path
Oxfordshire Way
Pennine Way
Speyside Way
Southern Upland Way
South Downs Way
Prehistoric Wessex Trail
Wales Coast Path
Walk the London Wall
Western Isles Overland Route
West Highland Railway
West Highland Way


Bertha Benz Memorial Route
Romantic Road
Elbe Radweg

Nordic countries

A seaside stroll in Helsinki in Finland
Nidaros Path
Road 63 (Norway), Geiranger-Trollstigen scenic drive
E4 through Sweden
E6 through Sweden and Norway
E10 through Sweden and Norway
European route E39, mostly Norway’s jagged west coast
Finland in 10 days by car
Göta Kanal
Hurtigruten, steamer along the Norwegian coast
King’s Road in Finland


Baikal-Amur Mainline
Golden Ring
Kolyma Highway
Russia to Japan via Sakhalin
Trans-Siberian Railway

Epic North America Travel Itineraries

North America
Alaska Highway
Chilkoot Trail
Underground Railroad from the USA to Canada
Hummingbird Highway in Belize


Across Canada by train
Bruce Trail
Dempster Highway
Esker Trail
Icefields Parkway
Rideau Canal
Sunshine Coast-Vancouver Island Circle Tour
Trans-Canada Highway and Yellowhead Highway
Trans-Labrador Highway
Windsor-Quebec corridor
Cenotes of the Yucatán in Mexico
Ruta Puuc in Mexico
Ruta del Tránsito in Nicaragua

United States

A Taste of Coastal Texas
Ala Kahakai Kaloko-Honokohau Trail
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Along the Magnificent Mile
American Discovery Trail
Appalachian Trail
Braddock Expedition
California Zephyr
Canoeing the San Marcos River
Continental Divide Trail
Dalton Highway
El Camino Real
Empire Builder
Erie Canal
Floating the Missouri River and Mississippi River
From Plymouth to Hampton Roads
Iditarod Trail
The Jazz Track
Lewis and Clark Trail
Lincoln Highway
Loop Art Tour
Mountains to Sound Greenway
Natchez Trace
Oregon Trail
Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
Route 66 and Radiator Springs
Santa Fe Trail
The Mohawk Trail
The North Cascade Loop
Touring Shaker country
U.S. Highway 1
The Wire Tour

Epic Oceania Travel Itineraries


Across Australia by train
Cape to Cape Track
Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
Eyre Highway – Great Eastern Highway
Gibb River Road
Great Northern Highway
Great Ocean Road
Gunbarrel Highway
New England Highway
North West Coastal Highway
One week in Sydney
Oodnadatta Track
Oxley Highway
Pacific Highway
Stuart Highway
Sydney to Melbourne by car
Tanami Track
Waterfall Way

New Zealand

Careys Creek Track
Milford Track
The Other 1
Rakiura Track
Rees-Dart Track
Routeburn Track
Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea

Epic South America Travel Itineraries

Amazon River Voyage
Colombia to Patagonia overland
Pan-American Highway

El Choro Trek in Bolivia
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos in Bolivia
Caminhos do Imigrante in Brazil
Estrada Real in Brazil
Along the Paraguay River in Paraguay
Inca Highlands in Peru
Inca Trail in Peru