30 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Victoria, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  45 min
2
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry:  30 min
3
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
4
Karachi, Pakistan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 1 day
Fly + Subway:  6 h
7
Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  11 h 15 min
8
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
9
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria ©
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, step off the mainland to explore Eden Island Seychelles, and stop by Yve's Souvenir Cachee.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Victoria trip planner.

Boston, USA to Victoria is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. 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 travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mahe Island, Beau Vallon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beau Vallon Beach ©
Beau Vallon Beach
Seychelles National Botanical Gardens ©
Seychelles National Botanical Gardens
Anse Intendance ©
Anse Intendance

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
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: kick back and relax at Anse Lazio, head off the coast to Curieuse Island, appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Volbert.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria to Praslin Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. 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

Side Trip

Cousin
Highlights from your plan
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

4
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
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 find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Digue Island day trip planning site.

La Digue Island is just a short distance from Praslin Island. 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 Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

1
night
Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi ©
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.

Start your trip to Karachi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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
Highlights from your plan
Dolmen Mall Clifton ©
Dolmen Mall Clifton
Mohatta Palace Museum ©
Mohatta Palace Museum
VR Live Pak ©
VR Live Pak

3
nights
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
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, don't miss a visit to Masjid Wazir Khan, admire the striking features of Shahi Hammam, and steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, 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
Highlights from your plan
Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Minar-e-Pakistan ©
Minar-e-Pakistan

1
day
Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ©
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.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kabul trip builder website.

Fly from Lahore to Kabul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. 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
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

2
nights
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
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, examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Kabul to Tehran in 6 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 Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Azadi Tower ©
Azadi Tower

1
night
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
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 Settlement of Nisa, 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, don't miss a visit to Ashgabat Train Station, then get your game on at Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Tolkuchka-Basar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Tehran to Ashgabat in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Ashgabat due to the time zone 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
Highlights from your plan
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality

5
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
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 much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, admire the striking features of Gandantegchenling Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Statue Complex, and make a trip to Genghis Khan Square.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Ulaanbaatar in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkmenistan Standard Time to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Ashgabat in July, expect Ulaanbaatar to be much colder, temps between 78°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery

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