45 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

45 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kisoro, Uganda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Train to Kibwezi, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport, Drive to Masada
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Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive
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Eilat, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 8 nights
Fly

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Kigali, Rwanda — 5 nights

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, view the masterpieces at Choose Kigali Art Gallery, and stop by Rwanda Clothing Store.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Kigali online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Rwanda, the closest major aiport is Kigali International Airport. In September in Kigali, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri attractions app.

Drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kigali in September, with highs in Ruhengeri at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kisoro.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Kisoro, Uganda — 4 nights

Natural wonders define Kisoro.
Get out of town with these interesting Kisoro side-trips: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Lake Mutanda & Mount Sabinyo). Spend the 10th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kisoro trip planner.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Kisoro by car takes about an hour. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kisoro can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 5 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 15th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Eluai Plain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kisoro to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 19.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kisoro in September, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Nairobi, Kenya — 5 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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore and take pictures at Mugie Ranch, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen.

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You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

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Do a combination of train and car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Watamu.
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Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Watamu, Kenya — 5 nights

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Change things up with a short trip to 3 Degrees South in Kilifi (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, head off the coast to Isola dell'Amore Watamu, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In September in Watamu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Mount Kenya National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Kenya National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Mount Kenya National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Watamu in September: highs in Mount Kenya National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Masada.
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Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Masada, Israel — 1 night

On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Masada travel planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Masada. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mount Kenya National Park to Masada due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Eilat, Israel — 5 nights

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eilat: Mitspe Ramon (Nana Estate Winery, The Alpaca Farm, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Ice Mall, and kick back and relax at Migdalor Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip maker tool.

You can drive from Masada to Eilat in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Jerusalem.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Jerusalem, Israel — 8 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ANU - Museum of the Jewish People, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, stop by Old City of Jerusalem, and see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Getting from Eilat to Jerusalem by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in October, things will get slightly colder in Jerusalem: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
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Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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Israel travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.
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