56 days in Europe, Asia, Africa & Caribbean Itinerary

56 days in Europe, Asia, Africa & Caribbean Itinerary

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Eger, Hungary
— 7 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 8 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 7 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 8 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 3 nights
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Bridgetown, Barbados
— 7 nights
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Eger, Hungary

— 7 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eger Castle and Recsk National Memorial Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Egri Road Beatles Museum and Zoo Sosto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eger: Sosto Museum Village (in Nyiregyhaza), Art Glass Parad Kft (in Paradsasvar) and Kossuth Memorial House (in Monok). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokaj Wine Region, and have fun at MagicTower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Eger trip planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Eger is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bournemouth to Eger. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bournemouth in July, with highs in Eger at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 9 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. Bring the kids along to Budapest Pinball Museum and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Take a break from Budapest with a short trip to Retro Design Center in Szentendre, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker app.

You can drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yerevan.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Yerevan, Armenia

— 8 nights

Pink City

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Walking tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Monastery of Geghard and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni (Havuts Tar Monastery & Garni Temple) and Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, make a trip to Hovhannavank Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Yerevan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Budapest to Yerevan, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in July, with highs in Yerevan at 40°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Doha.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Doha, Qatar

— 7 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Get some historical perspective at State Grand Mosque and Katara Mosque. Attractions like Museum of Islamic Art and The Corniche make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Sealine Beach (in Mesaieed) and Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum (in Ash-Shahaniyah). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Qatar, view the masterpieces at Qm Gallery AL Riwaq, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Doha tour builder tool.

You can fly from Yerevan to Doha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yerevan to Doha is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yerevan in July, expect Doha to be a bit warmer, temps between 51°C and 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 8 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Baphuon Temple. Spend the 14th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Banteay Samre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pre Rup, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of Angkor National Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Siem Reap vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Doha to Siem Reap in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Doha in August, expect nights in Siem Reap to be a bit cooler, around 30°C, while days are much colder, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

— 4 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Din Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Sosoro Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh holiday tool.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Bujumbura, Burundi

— 3 nights
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Vivant and Monument de l'Unite. Spend the 22nd (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Rusizi National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles), take in the dramatic scenery at Karera Waterfalls, and appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bujumbura trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Phnom Penh to Bujumbura with the Route module. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phnom Penh in August: high temperatures in Bujumbura hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bridgetown, Barbados

— 7 nights
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Get a sense of the local culture at Scuba & Snorkeling and Andromeda Botanic Gardens. Step off the beaten path and head to Carlisle Bay and Harrison's Cave.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bridgetown: Barbados Wildlife Reserve (in Saint Peter Parish), Bottom Bay (in Saint Philip Parish) and Harrison's Point Lighthouse (in Harrisons). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Boatyard, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Bathsheba Beach, and take in the waterfront at Richard Haynes Boardwalk.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bridgetown trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bujumbura to Bridgetown. Traveling from Bujumbura to Bridgetown, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bujumbura in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bridgetown, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.

Qatar travel guide

4.1
Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums · Landmarks
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.

Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Burundi travel guide

2.9
Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Monuments
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.

Barbados travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Caves
Little England
Plan a vacation on the small Caribbean island of Barbados and experience its rich history and vibrant culture. Affectionately called "Little England," the island retains a noticeable British influence in its lively culture, visible especially in sport, religion, and the charming British style buildings with a Caribbean flair. On a tour of Barbados you can lounge on sandy beaches, participate in world-class surfing, roam the World Heritage-listed capital, or explore the lush island interior. When on the island, don't forget to sample its world-famous rum and the signature local dish, the flying fish.