30 days in Asia, Africa & South America Itinerary

30 days in Asia, Africa & South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock attractions planner

Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  12 h
1
Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Damascus, Syria
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
5
Massawa, Eritrea
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
7
Benghazi, Libya
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Tripoli, Libya
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
9
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 15 min
10
Caracas, Venezuela
— 4 nights
Foot + Fly:  30 h
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

3
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.
Head to Tehran Bazaar and Majd Telephone Storefor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Golestan Palace and Iran Science Park capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The National Jewelry Treasury, take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Golkar Art Gallery, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tehran using our trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Tehran is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway. Traveling from Hanoi to Tehran, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Tehran, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
For shopping fun, head to Vakil Bazaar or Haan Art Shop. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), explore the historical opulence of Arg-e Karimkhan, and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Shiraz travel planner.

Getting from Tehran to Shiraz by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. When traveling from Tehran in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Shiraz: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Haan Art Shop ©
Haan Art Shop

3
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll explore and learn at Vank Cathedral and Isfahan Music Museum. Head to Fotowat Miniaturist and Iran art galleryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, stop by Bazaar of Isfahan, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Isfahan itinerary builder website.

Fly from Shiraz to Isfahan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in October, expect Isfahan to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral
Isfahan Seashell Museum ©
Isfahan Seashell Museum

4
nights
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) and The National Museum of Damascus. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh, admire the landmark architecture of The Arc Gate, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Damascus online journey planner.

You can fly from Isfahan to Damascus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Isfahan to Damascus, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Isfahan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Damascus, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Massawa.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm) ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

1
night
Massawa, Eritrea

Massawa ©
Massawa, also known as Mitsiwa, Miṣṣiwa, Batsiʿ, is a city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea located at the northern end of the Gulf of Zula beside the Dahlak Archipelago. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Memorial Plaza for Victims of Massawa Battle, steep yourself in history at Former Imperial Palace, admire the striking features of Former Banco d'Italia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Massawa Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shaafi Mosque, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mariam Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Massawa vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Damascus to Massawa. Traveling from Damascus to Massawa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Asmara.

Things to do in Massawa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Former Imperial Palace ©
Former Imperial Palace
Covered Bazaar ©
Covered Bazaar
St. Mariam Cathedral ©
St. Mariam Cathedral

2
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, explore the galleries of National Museum Asmara, don't miss a visit to Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, explore the fascinating landscape at Denkalya Desert, then make a trip to Tank Graveyard, and finally admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asmara online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Massawa to Asmara takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Benghazi.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara
National Museum Asmara ©
National Museum Asmara
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara ©
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara

1
night
Benghazi, Libya

Benghazi ©
Benghazi is the second most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica.A port on the Mediterranean Sea in the Kingdom of Libya, Benghazi had joint-capital status alongside Tripoli, possibly because the King and the Senussi royal family were associated with Cyrenaica rather than Tripolitania. On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benghazi Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atiq Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Ptolemais.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Benghazi online route maker.

Getting from Asmara to Benghazi by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asmara to Benghazi due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Benghazi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ptolemais ©
Ptolemais
Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque ©
Omar Al-Mukhtar Mosque
Atiq Mosque ©
Atiq Mosque

1
night
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tripoli route planner.

Getting from Benghazi to Tripoli by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Tripoli, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Tripoli

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum ©
Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum
Fish Market ©
Fish Market
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)

5
nights
Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Do your shopping at Sambil Margarita and Centro Sambil Barquisimeto. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa El Agua and Playa el Yaque. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga, examine the collection at Museo Marino de Margarita, meet the residents at Waterland, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Farallon Isla Blanca.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Margarita Island trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tripoli to Margarita Island. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Tripoli to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. In October, Margarita Island is a bit warmer than Tripoli - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Centro Sambil Barquisimeto
Highlights from your plan
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga

4
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Head to Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural and Plaza de Altamirafor plenty of shopping. Visiting Playa Caribe and Parque Nacional el Avila will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Menor Santa Capilla, don't miss a visit to Edificio El Castillito, and take an in-depth tour of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Caracas road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Margarita Island to Caracas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Playa Caribe
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural ©
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar

Similar Plans

31 days in Asia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 34 days in Libya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 59 days in Europe, United States, South America, Caribbean, Asia & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in South America, Caribbean, United States, Canada, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 58 days in South America, Caribbean, United States, Canada, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in South America, Caribbean, United States, Canada, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe, South America, Caribbean, Central America, United States & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 57 days in Europe, Asia, Caribbean, South America, United States & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 58 days in Europe, Asia, Caribbean, South America, United States & Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 57 days in Africa, Europe, Asia, United States, Caribbean & South America BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central America & United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 31 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans