24 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

24 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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24 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
4
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Negombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  2 h
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
8
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
9
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and look for gifts at Bashayer.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hurghada road trip planning site .

Getting from Cairo to Hurghada by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Hurghada reach 44°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (WICKEDiCANDY & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dahab
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Cubby House Kids Club (in Seminyak) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Waterbom Bali, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, explore the galleries of Reservoart, and look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuta itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Kuta in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Kuta. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuta: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Spas Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seminyak, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Spas

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Step out of Ubud to go to Amed and see Shark Diving, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Besakih Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud online travel planner .

Drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ubud are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Shark Diving, Tegalalang Rice Terrace
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace

1
night
Negombo, Sri Lanka

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and then stop by Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Negombo trip planner.

Fly from Ubud to Negombo in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2 hours. July in Negombo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs ©
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs

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nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Buddhist Publication Society, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanthana Mountain Range.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Negombo to Kandy in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, and then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maafushi Island online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Maafushi Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In July in Maafushi Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

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nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Island Bazaar.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Male trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Male with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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