59 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

59 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
2
Lushoto, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4 h
3
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  11 h 45 min
4
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Jaipur, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
7
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Hong Kong, China
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
11
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  11 h 45 min
12
Osaka, Japan
— 8 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Meskel Square and then pause for some serene contemplation at Adadi Maryam. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Addis Ababa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Addis Ababa is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lushoto.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Medhane Alem Cathedral
Medhane Alem Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Lushoto, Tanzania

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lushoto road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Addis Ababa to Lushoto. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Lushoto

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours

6
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Take a break from the city and head to Cheetah's Rock and Tazari Caves. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Step out of Nungwi with an excursion to Kuza Cave in Jambiani--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Fukuchani Ruins, observe the fascinating underwater world at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi trip builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Lushoto to Nungwi in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bahati Beach Boutique, Cheetah's Rock, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fukuchani Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Temple, and then make a trip to Rajpath. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find out how to plan a trip to New Delhi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nungwi to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nungwi to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In June, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Nungwi - with highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Sai Baba Temple ©
Sai Baba Temple

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Khatu Shyam Ji Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Amer jeep Safari and EleSafari. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple.

Plan my trip to Jaipur with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and then step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Langkawi in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Jaipur in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

4
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Penang House of Music. Step out of George Town to go to Alor Setar and see Zahir Mosque, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception.

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. July in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, The Habitat Penang Hill, Zahir Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chua Tran Quoc and TiredCity Hang Bong. Step out of Hanoi to go to Ninh Binh and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation app .

Getting from George Town to Hanoi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain). Get in touch with nature at The Marble Mountains and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Hue (Dan Nam Giao & Imperial City), Da Nang (Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, explore the galleries of Ha Ha - Art In Everything, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hue, Bang An Tower
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

7
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dragon's Back and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Get outdoors at Lantau island and Po Lin Monastery. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamma Island, and trek along Peng Yu Path.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip planning app .

You can fly from Hoi An to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and USS Liberty Shipwreck. Get some cultural insight at Tanah Lot Temple and Mount Kawi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Mt Batur (in Kintamani). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to I Wayan Karja Gallery, contemplate the long history of Yeh Pulu Temple, and view the masterpieces at Threads of Life.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubud road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hong Kong to Ubud in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus. In July, Ubud is slightly colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mt Batur, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Taman Tirtagangga, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Himeji Castle and Toji. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ise Shrine Geku. Venture out of the city with trips to Higashiyama (Tofuku-ji Temple & Kodai-ji Temple), Kyoto (Shosei-en Garden, Tenryuji Temple, &more) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary website .

Getting from Ubud to Osaka by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ubud in August, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Koya-cho, Hikone Castle, Kofuku-ji Temple, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku

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