60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  13 h
1
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Bophut, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry:  30 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Ao Nang, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Karon, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
7
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
8
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
9
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry:  30 min
10
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
11
Knysna, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
12
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
13
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Alchi Monastary. Step off the beaten path and head to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and hike along Markha Valley.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Leh is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and The Suvannabumi Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Venture out of the city with trips to Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Glang-Viang Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by flight from Leh to Chiang Mai takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Leh to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community ©
Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
The Suvannabumi Art Gallery ©
The Suvannabumi Art Gallery

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Plai Laem and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Modern Suit Samui or Mae Nam Morning Market. Get out of town with these interesting Bophut side-trips: Wat Samret (in Maret) and Wat Khao Chedi (in Taling Ngam). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu beach, and tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Wat Samret, Wat Khao Chedi, Coral Cove Beach
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. Get outdoors at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. The adventure continues: stroll through Haad Yao Beach, head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan travel route planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

4
nights
Ao Nang, Thailand

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Tubkaek Beach and Poda Island. We've included these beaches for you: Koh Lao Lading and Railay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ao Nang: Natai Beach (in Khok Kloi), Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) (in Krabi Town) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Armani Collection, take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, and kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ao Nang trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Ao Nang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in July, plan for little chillier nights in Ao Nang, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Karon.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Krabi Town, Natai Beach, Phang Nga Bay.
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PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Natai Beach ©
Natai Beach
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Phuket 3D Museum and Martin Fashion. Visit Ao Sane and Nai Harn Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Phuket Town (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), get great views at Karon View Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and stroll through Kata Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Karon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ao Nang to Karon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Karon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Patong
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Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

5
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Kantiang Bay and Diamond Cliff Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Nui Beach and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). Spend the 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lanta Art, head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Karon to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

5
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Get in touch with nature at Balangan Beach and Melasti Beach. Let the collections at Museum PASIFIKA and Ghostbird + Swoon capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Mendira House (in Manggis), Nusa Dua (Nusa Dua Beach & Spas) and Pandawa Beach (in Kuta). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of CushCush Gallery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denpasar trip tool.

You can fly from Ko Lanta to Denpasar in 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Denpasar due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nusa Dua, Kuta, Ungasan, Mendira House, Gunung Payung Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

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.
Visiting Grand Anse and Anse Severe will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anse Coco Beach and Spiagge di Anse Marron. There's still lots to do: stroll through Anse Patates Beach and kick back and relax at Anse Grosse Roche Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denpasar to La Digue Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Denpasar to La Digue Island. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Petite Anse
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Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cote d’Or Beach and Anse Georgette. Do your shopping at Galerie Passerose and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Curieuse Island, see the vivid underwater world at Grande Soeur island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Marie-Louise Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Praslin Island road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island in 1.5 hours. In August in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Cote d’Or Beach ©
Cote d’Or Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wilderness Beach and Garden Route National Park. Get in touch with nature at Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Elephant Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: Cango Caves (in Oudtshoorn), RPRX - Real People Real Xperiences (in Wilderness) and The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, &more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads and view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Knysna trip planner.

You can fly from Praslin Island to Knysna in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Knysna is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Praslin Island, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Cango Caves
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

1
day
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

You can fly from Knysna to Luxor in 17 hours. In August, Luxor is much warmer than Knysna - with highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

4
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 Gebel El Rosas. You'll get in some beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, soak in style at Turkish baths, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in August, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Swim with Dolphins
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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