52 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

52 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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52 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Beijing, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
10
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10 h 30 min
11
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 1 day
Fly:  20 h 15 min
12
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lodhi Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Delhi attractions planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New Delhi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New Delhi is 4 hours. In June, New Delhi is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
India Gate ©
India Gate

5
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elefriend will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer jeep Safari, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akbari Masjid, and explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts.

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Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Ise Grand Shrine and Himeji Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). There's much more to do: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online route planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Jaipur in June, expect nights in Kyoto to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kofuku-ji Temple, Himeji Castle, Ise Grand Shrine, Jishu Shrine
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hase-dera Temple and Sojiji. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura) and Sankeien Gardens (in Naka). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Sankeien Gardens, Sojiji
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

6
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. Visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling) for their historical value. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and explore the ancient world of Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing sightseeing app .

You can fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Tokyo to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Beijing, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery. Popular historic sites such as Hoa Lo Prison and Old Quarter are in your itinerary. Take a break from Hanoi with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip planning site .

You can fly from Beijing to Hanoi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

4
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Marble Mountains will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An vacation builder .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hue, The Marble Mountains
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi journey planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Langkawi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoi An in July: highs in Langkawi hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and USS Liberty Shipwreck. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan), Balangan Beach (in Kuta) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's much more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, contemplate the long history of Taman Tirtagangga, and take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Ubud in 6 hours. In July in Ubud, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

USS Liberty Shipwreck, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Taman Tirtagangga, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nungwi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Nungwi to Paje to see Paje Beach about 1h 40 min away.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nungwi road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Ubud to Nungwi with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Paje Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

1
day
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Lalibela tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Lalibela takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs will appeal to history buffs. Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Palacio da Bahia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Marrakech takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lalibela to Marrakech. In August in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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