26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  27 h
1
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  12 h 15 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h 45 min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Boston, United States

4
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hulhumale Beach. Visit Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Grand Friday Mosque for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Male: Hulhumale Mosque (in Hulhumale) and HP Reef (in Furanafushi Island). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, explore the gorgeous colors at Banana Reef, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medhu Ziyaarath.

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

Boston, USA to Male is an approximately 24- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Maldives Time (MVT) is 10 hours. Traveling from Boston in December, things will get warmer in Male: highs are around 87°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Male

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hulhumale, HP Reef, Banana Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Long Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Laem Tong Bay and Loh Moo Dee Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Male to Ko Phi Phi Don in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Ko Phi Phi Don is 2 hours. Traveling from Male in January, Ko Phi Phi Don is a bit cooler at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Take a break from the city and head to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Blue Point Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Balangan Beach and Melasti Beach. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ubud trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ubud takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ubud. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Tampaksiring, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Balangan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

4
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anse Georgette and Anse Consolation. Take a break from the city and head to Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and Fond Ferdinand. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, take in the exciting artwork at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, kick back and relax at Petite Anse Kerlan, and see the vivid underwater world at Grande Soeur island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Praslin Island online attractions planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Praslin Island in 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ubud to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in January, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Fond Ferdinand ©
Fond Ferdinand

4
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Visiting Seronera and Naabi Hill will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Retima Hippo Pool and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (about 1h 45 min away). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praslin Island to Serengeti National Park. The time zone difference moving from Seychelles Time to East Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Praslin Island in January, expect nights in Serengeti National Park to be cooler, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Olduvai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge

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