30 days in United States, Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in United States, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Buffalo, United States
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Buffalo, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h
2
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
3
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Sanaa, Yemen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
7
Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
9
Pyongyang, North Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Buffalo, United States

5
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Buffalo, United States

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (in Farmington), Lock 32 Brewing Company (in Pittsford) and The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport and Erie International Tom Ridge Field. In April, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Tuscarora Heroes Monument, Lucille Ball Memorial Park, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Niagara Jet Adventures
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

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nights
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, then get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, then make a trip to Street Murals, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tripoli day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buffalo to Tripoli. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Buffalo to Tripoli. When traveling from Buffalo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Tripoli: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nalut ruins
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Nalut ruins ©
Nalut ruins

2
nights
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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Yemrehana Krestos Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lalibela online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tripoli to Lalibela takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tripoli to Lalibela is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehana Krestos Church ©
Yemrehana Krestos Church

2
nights
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then explore the activities along Lake Tana. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

To find maps and tourist information, read Bahir Dar route maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Lalibela to Bahir Dar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue Nile Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some photo ops at Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Addis Ababa sightseeing site.

Fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bahir Dar in April: highs in Addis Ababa hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
Sanaa, Yemen

Sanaa ©
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Milh, explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sana'a, don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, and then delve into the distant past at Old City.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sanaa sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Addis Ababa to Sanaa with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Sanaa can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar
Al Saleh Mosque ©
Al Saleh Mosque
Bab al-Yemen ©
Bab al-Yemen

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: contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, examine the collection at Lahore Museum, make a trip to Masjid Wazir Khan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahore driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sanaa to Lahore takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sanaa to Lahore. Traveling from Sanaa in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lahore: highs are around 94°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens) ©
Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens)

3
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Step out of Islamabad with an excursion to Pir Sohawa in Haripur--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, examine the collection at Pakistan Monument Museum, head outdoors with Trail 5, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rawal Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Islamabad driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lahore to Islamabad by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahore in April: high temperatures in Islamabad hover around 86°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pir Sohawa
Highlights from your plan
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Daman-e-Koh ©
Daman-e-Koh

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nights
Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Pyongyang is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea, learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, and get in on the family fun at Kaeson Youth Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pyongyang holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Islamabad to Pyongyang takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Pyongyang. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kaeson Youth Park ©
Kaeson Youth Park
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square

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