25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  20​h 15​min
2
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Manila, Philippines
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
5
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Gaborone, Botswana
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

7
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more) and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Bruges, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

3
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Wed) at Ancol Dreamland. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National Monument (MONAS), buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Indonesia Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Istiqlal Mosque.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jakarta trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brussels to Jakarta takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in May, with highs in Jakarta at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park ©
Istiqlal Mosque ©
Istiqlal Mosque
National Monument (MONAS) ©
National Monument (MONAS)

4
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Venture out of the city with trips to Makati (Greenbelt Mall, Greenbelt Chapel, & more) and University of the Philippines (in Quezon City). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quiapo Church, explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jakarta to Manila in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Philippines Time is 1 hour. In May in Manila, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Makati, University of the Philippines
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Manila to Phnom Penh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Phnom Penh is minus 1 hour. May in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Analakely Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Faravohitra, then hunt for treasures at Open-air markets: Andravoahangy, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga.

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Explore your travel options from Phnom Penh to Antananarivo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Phnom Penh to Antananarivo. In May, Antananarivo is cooler than Phnom Penh - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Shopping Historic Sites
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Analakely Market ©
Analakely Market
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Eglise de Faravohitra ©
Eglise de Faravohitra

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hours
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone online travel planner .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Gaborone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antananarivo to Gaborone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antananarivo in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gaborone, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Gaborone

Shopping
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Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Windhoek is known for parks, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, and contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Gaborone to Windhoek in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Western African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Gaborone, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

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