46 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

46 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
Fly
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Taitung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hengchun, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Train to Taichung, Taxi to Yuchi
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Yuchi, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Fly

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 4 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeddah: Al Rudaf Park (in Taif) and Mecca (Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Station of Ibrahim, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, make a trip to Nassif House Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jeddah trip planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Abdulaziz International Airport. August in Jeddah sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 35°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Alexandria.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Alexandria, Egypt

— 5 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, and contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Alexandria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Alexandria. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Khartoum.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Khartoum, Sudan

— 4 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Step out of Khartoum to go to Omdurman and see Nilian Mosque, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Sudan National Museum, deepen your understanding at University of Khartoum, explore the ancient world of Naga: Temple of Amun, and stroll the grounds of Khartoum War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Khartoum travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Khartoum takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Khartoum, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Khartoum

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Nosy Be, Madagascar

— 4 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Be tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Khartoum to Nosy Be takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Khartoum in August, things will get slightly colder in Nosy Be: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Taipei, Taiwan

— 5 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan) and Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, wander the streets of Ximending, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Be to Taipei with the Route module. Traveling from Nosy Be to Taipei, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nosy Be in August, expect Taipei to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Taitung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taitung, Taiwan

— 5 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), go for a walk through Fanchuanbi Grass, grab your bike and head to Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Jinlun Hot Spring.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Taitung trip maker.

Fly from Taipei to Taitung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Hengchun, Taiwan

— 5 nights
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic scenery at Cikong Waterfalls, take in the awesome beauty at Kenting Dajianshan, and walk around Longpan Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip maker website.

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

— 5 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anping Tree House (in Anping), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). The adventure continues: rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Massage N' Cafe, admire the striking features of Formosa Boulevard Station, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung online trip builder.

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yuchi.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Yuchi, Taiwan

— 2 nights
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Sunglungyen Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Wenwu Temple, and then make a trip to Wenwu Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yuchi online travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kaohsiung to Yuchi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Yuchi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Taichung, Taiwan

— 5 nights

Cultural City

Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township), Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park (in Nantou City) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, admire the masterpieces at Western Museum, take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.