55 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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55 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kabale, Uganda
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h
5
Kampala, Uganda
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h
7
Fukuoka, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Hiroshima, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Kanazawa, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and MAMA Rwanda Hostel. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, view the masterpieces at Kigali Center for Photography, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church, and browse the exhibits of Abien Arts Center.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kigali route planner.

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kigali. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nyamata Church ©
Nyamata Church

3
nights
Eastern Province, Rwanda

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akagera National Park and Rusumo Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Eastern Province travel route planner.

You can drive from Kigali to Eastern Province in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Kabale.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park
Rusumo Falls ©
Rusumo Falls

2
nights
Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Bunyonyi.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kabale trip planner.

You can drive from Eastern Province to Kabale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Eastern Province to Kabale. When traveling from Eastern Province in March, plan for little chillier days in Kabale, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Goma.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi

4
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Nyiragongo and Lake Kivu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goma online visit planner .

Getting from Kabale to Goma by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kabale to Goma due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kabale in March, Goma is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You will leave for Kampala on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Goma

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

6
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Entebbe (Off-Road Tours, Victoria Mall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, don't miss a visit to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, walk around Gorilla Bookings, and take in the exciting artwork at Afriart Gallery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kampala day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Goma to Kampala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Goma in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Kampala. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Entebbe, Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Photography Tours

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MacRitchie Nature Trail and City Scoot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Singapore: Sentosa Island (Skyline Luge Sentosa & Sentosa Boardwalk). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, contemplate the waterfront views at MacRitchie Reservoir, and enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Singapore takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Singapore Time (SGT) is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kampala in April: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve ©
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

5
nights
Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ohori Park and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Yutoku Inari Shrine (in Kashima), Nagasaki (Nabekanmuriyama Park, Glover Garden, &more) and Suaeda Japonica Habitat (in Saga). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marine World umino-nakamichi, head off the coast to Nokonoshima Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Fukuoka takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Fukuoka at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Kitakyushu, Yutoku Inari Shrine, Mifuneyama Rakuen, Yoshinogari Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Mifuneyama Rakuen ©
Mifuneyama Rakuen
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

5
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peace Bell and Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Yawata Wetlands (in Kitahiroshima-cho), Ini Rice Terraces (in Akiota-cho) and Hofu tenman-gu (in Hofu). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island, and don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Fukuoka to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamaguchi Flower Land, Yawata Wetlands, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Okunoshima Island
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Yamaguchi Flower Land ©
Yamaguchi Flower Land
Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell

6
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Toji. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Rokuen & Nara Park). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koyasan Okunoin
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Rokuen ©
Rokuen

5
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yuki no Otani (Snow Wall) and Kanazawa Castle. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Tateyama-machi (Bijodaira & Green Park Yoshiime), Kamoike Observation Center (in Kaga) and Hiruganoshitsugen Botanical Garden (in Gujo). And it doesn't end there: stop by Gokayama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanazawa Catholic Church, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Kanazawa hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Tojimbo Cliff, Wine Tours & Tastings, Hiruganoshitsugen Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Tojimbo Cliff ©
Tojimbo Cliff
Green Park Yoshiime ©
Green Park Yoshiime

6
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ashikaga Flower Park. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Fujiyoshida (Chureito Pagoda & Arakurayama Sengen Park), Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal (in Naka) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba & Momiji Tunnel). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, Ashikaga Flower Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Momiji Tunnel ©
Momiji Tunnel
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi

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