60 days in Africa, Southeast Asia & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Southeast Asia & Japan Itinerary

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Van Don International Airport, Drive to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 7 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech attractions website.

Hartford, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Hartford to Marrakech, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hartford in May: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 86°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, savor the flavors at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cape Town in 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town. Traveling from Marrakech in May, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 7 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & Spas). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 20th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 3 nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi tour itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Hanoi with the Route module. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kruger National Park to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 3 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Zen Spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap route website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in May, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

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Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Patong, Thailand

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, let the kids burn off some steam at Kidzoona, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patong travel route planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Patong, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Singapore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Singapore. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Denpasar.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

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Denpasar, Indonesia

— 7 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang). There's much more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, get outside with Ocean Gravity Dive Center Bali, gain a rich perspective with Gede Private Bali Driver, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denpasar trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Denpasar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Singapore in June, you will find days in Denpasar are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa online holiday planner.

You can fly from Denpasar to Puerto Princesa in 11 hours. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Wildlife · Parks
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Kyoto, Japan

— 7 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Todai-ji Temple, &more) and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, learn the secrets of beer at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, and go for a walk through Gion.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Kyoto takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Princesa to Kyoto is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Puerto Princesa in June; daily highs in Kyoto reach 81°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.