Here is a list of planned stops for the flame’s 85,000 mile (137,000 kilometer) route across five continents to the Games.
March 24-30: Olympic torch lit in Olympia, Greece, site of ancient Olympics. Travels across Greece; heads to China.
March 31: Flame arrives in Beijing; heads to central Asia: Almaty, Kazakhstan, (April 1, 2), Istanbul, Turkey, (April 3).
April 5: Crosses Europe from St Petersburg, Russia, (April 5), to London (April 6) and Paris (April 7).
April 9: San Francisco; then from North to South America and across to Africa: Buenos Aires, Argentina (April 11), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, (April 13), Muscat, Oman, (April 14).
April 16: Asia leg kicks off in Islamabad, Pakistan (April 16), New Delhi, India (April 17), Bangkok, Thailand (April 19), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 21), Jakarta, Indonesia (April 22).
I wrote a fair bit about the 2004 Olympics in Greece (do a search for Olympics in my sidebar), so I’m not going to repeat myself here. The one post that I would like to point you, to is this one. It is about the Olympic charter and the ideals of the games as opposed to what actually happens.