60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  13​h
1
Leh, India
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 30​min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
7
Karon, Thailand
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  15​h 15​min
10
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
11
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
12
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Knysna, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Markha Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Hemis Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh online visit planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Leh is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cairo to Leh due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary, Monastero Tak Thok
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Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get a sense of the local culture at Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Uji to see Byodoin about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Kyoto in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3 hours. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Tirta Empul Temple. Saraswati Temple and Mengening Temple will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Ubud with a short trip to Elephant Safari Park in Tegalalang, about 38 minutes away. On the 13th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at TAKSU Photo Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ubud trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kyoto to Ubud in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Ubud due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for slightly colder days in Ubud, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Elephant Safari Park, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
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Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

6
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nusa Dua Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denpasar: Nusa Dua (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Museum PASIFIKA, & more), Mendira House (in Manggis) and Pandawa Beach (in Kuta). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, browse the exhibits of Reservoart, stroll through Melasti Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Ghostbird + Swoon.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Denpasar trip planning site .

Denpasar is just a stone's throw from Ubud. In July, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nusa Dua, Kuta, Ungasan, Scuba & Snorkeling, Uluwatu Temple
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Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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 Salad Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Haad Khom, stroll through Ao Plai Laem, and stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denpasar to Ko Pha Ngan takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Denpasar to Ko Pha Ngan is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denpasar in July: highs in Ko Pha Ngan hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

6
nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Wat Plai Laem and Wat Khao Chedi. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Maenam Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Maret (Wat Samret & Dipabhavan Meditation Centre). And it doesn't end there: stop by Modern Suit Samui, kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, stroll through Samrong Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cobra Show Thailand.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bophut road trip planning website .

Bophut is just a short distance from Ko Pha Ngan. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Ko Samui, Maret, Wat Khao Chedi
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

5
nights
Karon, Thailand

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Phuket Trickeye Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Freedom Beach and Karon Beach. When in Karon, make a side trip to see Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) in Rawai, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), get great views at Nai Harn Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Sane, and stroll through Kata Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Karon trip planner .

Getting from Bophut to Karon by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, Karon is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Patong
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Angkor National Museum and Cambodia Landmine Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Preah Khan. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ta Prohm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Karon to Siem Reap takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, stop by Rajawongse Clothier, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok travel route planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
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 Petite Anse and Grand Anse. Get in touch with nature at Anse Coco Beach and Anse Patates Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Source D'Argent and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Severe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bangkok to La Digue Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Seychelles Time (SCT) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Bangkok in August, plan for a bit cooler days in La Digue Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

5
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galerie Passerose and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. Get outdoors at Anse Georgette and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse Kerlan, see the vivid underwater world at Big Sisters Private Island, and stroll through Cote d’Or Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Praslin Island vacation maker site .

Praslin Island is very close to La Digue Island. In August, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Scuba & Snorkeling
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Camp's Bay Beach and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore District Six Museum and Eyewitness - A Private Collection. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope, stroll through Clifton Beaches, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and learn about winemaking at High Constantia Wine Cellar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Praslin Island to Cape Town in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Seychelles Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Praslin Island in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then stroll through Birds of Eden, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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