60 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Dili, East Timor
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Goa, India
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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and then browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund online holiday builder.

Lisbon, Portugal to Swakopmund is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Swakopmund. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in February: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Maputo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Maputo, Mozambique

— 2 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa, then get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tunduru Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with Mozambique Scuba.

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

Fly from Swakopmund to Maputo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Swakopmund to Maputo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Swakopmund in February; daily highs in Maputo reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maputo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giraffe Centre and Kiambethu Farm. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on ToKenya.com, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samburu National Reserve, and browse the exhibits of Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Nairobi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maputo to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maputo in February, expect Nairobi to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Colombo.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colombo, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Walking tours. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Negombo (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, walk around Galle Face Green, and make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nairobi to Colombo in 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in February, expect Colombo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 5 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Thean Hou Temple. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In February in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Ubud, Indonesia

— 6 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Make the 8th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 9th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, look for gifts at Threads of Life, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and relax in the rural setting at Ubud Kajeng Rice Fields Walk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, you will find days in Ubud are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Dili.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Dili, East Timor

— 2 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rei, stroll around Largo de Lecidere, then see the interesting displays at The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance, and finally shop like a local with Tais Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Old Ai Pelo Prison.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dili tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Dili takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Dili is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Dili

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planning site.

Getting from Dili to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Dili to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Siem Reap, Cambodia

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, get engrossed in the history at Angkor National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Spas

Luang Prabang, Laos

— 5 nights
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Wat Xiengthong. There's lots more to do: stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Siem Reap in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luang Prabang, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Bangkok, Thailand

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall and Wat Suthat. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Chaiwatthanaram about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and stop by James Fashion International.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Dhaka City, Bangladesh

— 2 nights

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Goaldi Mosque, ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, and then look and learn at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Dhaka., gain insight at Shahid Minar, then contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, and finally make a trip to Dhakeshwari Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dhaka City trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Dhaka City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 5 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and The Crematoria. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kathmandu trip planner.

Getting from Dhaka City to Kathmandu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Dhaka City to Kathmandu, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Goa.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Goa, India

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agonda Beach and Shanta Durga Temple. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Scuba Goa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arossim Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangeshi Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at Aline’s Beauty Care.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, expect much hotter with lows of 34°C in Goa. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

East Timor travel guide

3.9
Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums
Rugged beaches lure many to take their holiday in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that gained its independence in 2002 after a brutal occupation by Indonesia. With pristine reefs, steep mountains, mysterious jungle caves, and misty hillside villages, the country represents one of Asia's most charming destinations, where it's still possible to have an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Many choose to tour East Timor by car, stopping at various locations to snap photos, dive into the sea, and mingle with the locals at quaint settlements preserving age-old traditions lost to the rest of the world. Those preferring urban experiences concentrate on Dili, the ultra-relaxed capital with access to both sea and mountains.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

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.

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Bangladesh travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Some of Asia's longest rivers run through Bangladesh, forming the world's largest and most fertile delta. In addition to the Ganges, sacred to Hindus, hundreds of other waterways rank among the top tourist attractions in Bangladesh, offering access to lengthy beaches, islands, coral reefs, and the biggest mangrove forest in the world. In this densely populated country, giant urban centers house many different ethnic groups, creating a patchwork of cultures that makes this part of the world so intriguing to tourists. Consider beginning your tour of Bangladesh in Dhaka, a hectic city packed with old temples and swanky eateries serving a growing population of international expats.