30 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Victoria, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Drive to Seychelles International Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport
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Karachi, Pakistan
— 1 night
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 1 day
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Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Victoria is known for historic sites, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beau Vallon Beach, make a trip to Victoria Market, stop by Yve's Souvenir Cachee, and step off the mainland to explore Eden Island Seychelles.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Victoria trip planner.

Boston, USA to Victoria is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Victoria, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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Praslin Island, Seychelles

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, head off the coast to Curieuse Island, stroll through Anse Lazio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Praslin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

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La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
La Digue Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Source D'Argent, enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse, and step off the mainland to explore Coco Island.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Digue Island day trip planning site.

Getting from Praslin Island to La Digue Island by ferry takes about an hour. July in La Digue Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Karachi.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

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Karachi, Pakistan

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at High Court Building, then pause for some photo ops at Mazar-E-Quaid, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Port Grand. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at VR Live Pak, then get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, then get outside with Clifton Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Dolmen Mall Clifton.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Digue Island to Karachi. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time to Pakistan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from La Digue Island in July, things will get a bit warmer in Karachi: highs are around 92°F and lows about 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Karachi

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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Lahore, Pakistan

Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Lahore trip website.

Traveling by flight from Karachi to Lahore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahore are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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Kabul, Afghanistan

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kabul trip builder website.

Fly from Lahore to Kabul in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lahore to Kabul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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Tehran, Iran

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, don't miss a visit to Tehran Bazaar, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran trip planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Tehran in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kabul to Tehran. In July, daytime highs in Tehran are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, then explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, then make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and finally bet on a winner at Ashgabat hippodrome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Ashgabat Train Station, and finally hunt for treasures at Tolkuchka-Basar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Ashgabat takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In July in Ashgabat, expect temperatures between 101°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the world behind art at Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Ulaanbaatar in 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ashgabat to Ulaanbaatar. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ashgabat in July: high temperatures in Ulaanbaatar hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Seychelles travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.

Pakistan travel guide

4.4
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.

Afghanistan travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.

Iran travel guide

4.5
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.

Turkmenistan travel guide

3.8
Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.

Mongolia travel guide

4.2
Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.