60 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  18 h
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  22 h
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  12 h
8
Leh, India
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  21 h 15 min
9
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 15 min
11
Rimini, Italy
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
12
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
13
Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Get some cultural insight at St. Catherine's Monastery and King Tut Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coral Reefs. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh route app.

Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 2- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in July, with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Jackson Reef, Coral Reefs, Ras Mohommed National Park, St. Catherine's Monastery
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
On the 6th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elphinstone Reef and Sharm El Luli. Relax by the water at Marsa Shoona Bay and Marsa Mubarak. There's much more to do: meet some fierce fish with Seaworld Diving Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gebel El Rosas, and kick back and relax at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Visit Petite Anse Kerlan and Anse Marie-Louise Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Anse Georgette. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Passerose and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Praslin Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Praslin Island takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marsa Alam to Praslin Island. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in July: high temperatures in Praslin Island hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Anse Marie-Louise Beach ©
Anse Marie-Louise Beach

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La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Anse Coco Beach and Anse Patates Beach. Get in touch with nature at Petite Anse and Anse Severe. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Anse.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the La Digue Island travel planner.

La Digue Island is very close to Praslin Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

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Bophut, Thailand

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maenam Beach and Malibu beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Plai Laem and Coral Cove Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, look for gifts at Modern Suit Samui, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bophut online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from La Digue Island to Bophut takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from La Digue Island to Bophut, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from La Digue Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bophut, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maenam Beach, Coral Cove Beach
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

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nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Yao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hat Sadet Beach and Ao Plai Laem. The adventure continues: get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at The Secret Beach, stroll through Haad Khom, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan a Ko Pha Ngan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach

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Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Alchi Monastary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shanti Stupa and Hemis Monastery. Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Monastero Tak Thok in Sakti, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Leh takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Leh due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary, Monastero Tak Thok
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Muckross Abbey and Rossbeigh Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cahergall Fort and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion), Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel) and Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Inch Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Leh to Killarney in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ladies Beach, Kerry Cliffs, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Derrynane Beach, Rossbeigh Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach

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nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Relax by the water at Praia Da Amoreira and Pescadores Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia do Peneco and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Venture out of the city with trips to Portimao (Barranco das Canas Beach & Tres Castelos Beach), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Telheiro Beach, stroll through Praia da Samoqueira, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Killarney to Albufeira takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Killarney in August, you will find days in Albufeira are much hotter (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Rimini.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Aljezur, Porto Covo, Algarve, Pescadores Beach
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Pescadores Beach ©
Pescadores Beach
Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco

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Rimini, Italy

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Relax by the water at Bagno Egisto 38 and Lamby's Beach 93. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata and Bagno Tonelli 126. Change things up with a short trip to Stella Beach 77 - 78 in Pinarella (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno 92 and stroll through Bagno Gori 16.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rimini trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Albufeira to Rimini in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Rimini. August in Rimini sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rimini

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bellaria-Igea Marina, Cervia
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Bagno Egisto 38 ©
Bagno Egisto 38

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Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agathi Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ancient Kamiros and Stegna Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Lindos (Village of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more), Fourni Beach (in Monolithos) and Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bee Museum, don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town tour itinerary app.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rimini to Rhodes Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rimini in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rhodes Town, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Haraki, Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, Ancient Kamiros, Fourni Beach
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Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Haraki Beach ©
Haraki Beach

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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get a sense of the local culture at The House of Dionysus and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Tpoulorotsos Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Oleastro Olive Park and Museum (in Anogyra), Pachyammos Beach (in Pachyammos) and Avdimou Beach (in Avdimou). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, delve into the distant past at St. Georgios Church, Basilica & Rock Tombs, kick back and relax at Asprokremnos Beach, and contemplate the long history of Agia Ekaterini.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos online travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rhodes Town to Paphos in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in August since evenings lows in Paphos dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tpoulorotsos Beach, Agia Ekaterini, Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, Pachyammos Beach
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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Scuba & Snorkeling

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