60 days in Asia & Central America Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Central America Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
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Manama, Bahrain
— 3 nights
Fly to Tobías Bolaños International Airport, Drive to Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive to Tobías Bolaños International Airport, Fly to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaría International Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Popular historic sites such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Abu Dhabi and Heritage Village. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, don't miss a visit to Observation Deck at 300, and go for a walk through The Corniche.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lahore to Abu Dhabi. Traveling from Lahore in August, expect Abu Dhabi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 50°C and 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubai.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 7 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Visit Al Mamzar Beach Park and Jumeirah Public Beach for some beach relaxation. Al Fahidi Fort and Sharjah Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubai route planner.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Manama.
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Manama, Bahrain — 3 nights

Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), tee off at Royal Golf Club, and then explore the ancient world of Qal'at al-Bahrain. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Beit Al Qur'an, then take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manama trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Dubai to Manama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Manama sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 38°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Manuel Antonio.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — 7 nights

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Biesanz and Playas Gemelas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Royal Butterflies. Change things up with these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Palo Seco Beach (in Parrita), Tico Roots Souvenir Shop (in Dominical) and Playa Ventanas (in Ballena). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bejuco, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manama to Manuel Antonio. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 5 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Chua Tran Quoc. Make the 30th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manuel Antonio to Hanoi. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Manuel Antonio to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angkor Wat and Angkor National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cambodia Landmine Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, steep yourself in history at Baphuon Temple, and kick back and relax at ICF Wake Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, take in the exciting artwork at Kbach Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then view the masterpieces at Space Four Zero, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Phnom Penh tour site.

Fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Battlebox and Asian Civilisations Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Changi Beach and Siloso Beach. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Singapore, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and explore the activities along Singapore River.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore trip builder.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Singapore in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Singapore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Remis and then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip app.

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kathmandu.
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Kathmandu, Nepal — 4 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.
Swayambhunath Temple and Nyatapola Temple will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kopan Monastery and Patan Museum. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Nepal Ascent Treks, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu road trip tool.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2.2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Kathmandu at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Doha.
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Doha, Qatar — 2 nights

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art and then examine the collection at Msheireb Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katara Mosque, and then make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Doha itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Doha takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -2.8 hour difference. While traveling from Kathmandu, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Doha, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 4 nights

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Visiting Bogarin Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de Ciudad Quesada and ChocoMuseo La Fortuna. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Venado Caves, view the masterpieces at Souvenir Herrera, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Doha to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 23 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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United Arab Emirates travel guide

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Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.
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Bahrain travel guide

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Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
Popular with tourists for its blend of ancient heritage and modern Arabian culture, the compact island country of Bahrain sits near the Persian Gulf's western shores and boasts a lively economy largely based on petroleum refining and international banking. Claiming to be the actual location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the country enjoys a tropical climate and offers a string of luxury beachfront resorts, appealing to some of the world's wealthiest vacationers. Budget travelers on holiday in Bahrain concentrate on the thriving food and arts scenes of capital Manama, known for having one of the world's largest mosques. From there, you'll have easy access to plenty of other popular activities, such as scuba diving, horse racing, pearl diving, and bird-watching.
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Costa Rica travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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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.
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Cambodia travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
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.
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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.
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Nepal travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Spas · Parasailing & Paragliding
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.
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Qatar travel guide

4.2
Scenic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Art Museums
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.
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