39 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

39 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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39 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  35​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Knysna, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
11
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
13
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
15
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
17
Ranthambore National Park, India
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  3​h
18
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
19
Patan, India
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes District Six Museum, Bo-kaap, Robben Island Museum, and other attractions. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online journey planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to South Africa Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
You've now added Safari Ostrich Show Farm to your itinerary.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn travel route planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

2
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Featherbed Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Knysna trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Knysna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Knysna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

1
night
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth attractions planner .

Drive from Knysna to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

2
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Olifants Wilderness Trail and Kruger Africa Safaris.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Elizabeth to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in October: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kruger Africa Safaris
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Livingstone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls Zambia- Day Tours and Lady Livingstone Sunset Cruise. On the 7th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum and then take a tour by water with Lady Livingstone Sunset Cruise. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Victoria Falls Zambia- Day Tours, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Pool, and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Livingstone online vacation planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Livingstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, Livingstone is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Falls Zambia- Day Tours ©
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Devil's Pool ©
Devil's Pool

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Chobe National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Savute Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg day trip site .

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi
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.
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi attractions planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nairobi in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nairobi, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Selenkay Conservancy and then take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in October: highs in Amboseli National Park hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Selenkay Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Selenkay Conservancy ©
Selenkay Conservancy
Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

2
nights
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Amboseli National Park in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lake Nakuru National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stroll through Musiara Swamp, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve planner .

Drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in October: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You've now added Giraffe Centre to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

4
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), Garden of Five Senses and Chandni Chowk. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi journey planning website .

You can fly from Nairobi to New Delhi in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Nairobi to New Delhi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in New Delhi at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jama Masjid. On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Jama Masjid.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agra sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Mehtab Bagh ©
Mehtab Bagh

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Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ranthambore National Park.

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You can drive from Agra to Ranthambore National Park in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore National Park ©
Ranthambore National Park
Ganesh Temple ©
Ganesh Temple
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

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nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur vacation builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Patan.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Patan, India

Patan
Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Patan vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jaipur to Patan. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Livingstone.

Things to do in Patan

Historic Sites Museums

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