22 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

22 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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22 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
6
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Martello Tower Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Flic en Flac Beach and Gris Gris Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Flic En Flac: Blue Bay Beach (in Pointe d'Esny), La Cambuse Beach (in Le Bouchon) and Pointe d'Esny (in Mahebourg). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Le Morne Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and stroll through Ebony Forest Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Flic En Flac trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Flic En Flac is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Flic En Flac, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mauritius, Chamarel, La Cambuse Beach, Gris Gris Beach, Blue Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
La Cambuse Beach ©
La Cambuse Beach
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach

3
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ile aux Cerfs and Plage de Trou aux Biches. Take a break from the city and head to Belle Mare Beach and Pereybere Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Baie: Poste Lafayette (Post Lafayette Beach & Bras d'Eau Public Beach) and Ile Plate Beach (in Cap Malheureux). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, and stroll through Bain Boeuf Public Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Baie driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Flic En Flac to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. March in Grand Baie sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Poste Lafayette, Cap Malheureux, SSR Botanic Garden, Ile aux Cerfs, Mont Choisy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and Naile Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery & Ihlara Valley). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gore Harabeleri.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Baie to Goreme with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Baie to Goreme. Traveling from Grand Baie in April, expect nights in Goreme to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Guzelyurt, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Gore Harabeleri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Gore Harabeleri ©
Gore Harabeleri

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in April since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get some historical perspective at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Andrew's Church. Let the collections at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Kiev in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In April in Kiev, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Visiting Ala-Archa Gorge and Ak-Sai Glacier will get you outdoors. Make the 13th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Korona Peak. There's lots more to do: get out on two wheels at Too-Ashu Pass, trek along Bir-Bulak Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Borborduk Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bishkek day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kiev to Bishkek. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Kirgizstan Time is 4 hours. While traveling from Kiev, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Too-Ashu Pass ©
Too-Ashu Pass
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier

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