60 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dahab, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h
8
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
9
Mumbai, India
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
10
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
13
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Take a break from the city and head to Elphinstone Reef and Shark Diving. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam route planning website .

London, UK to Marsa Alam is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Shark Diving
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

5
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Careless Reef and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park, get outside with Zone Multisports, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner .

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Shark Diving. You'll get in some beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 20th (Mon) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Al Mustafa Mosque, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hurghada in January since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

3
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get in touch with nature at Coral Reefs and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab tour planner .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
Highlights from your plan
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dendera Temple Complex and Medinet Habu. Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Edfu (Temple of Horus at Edfu & Kanais). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Dahab in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Victoria Falls Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stroll through Siduli Hide, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luxor to Victoria Falls in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luxor in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at !Khwa ttu and Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden. Museum-lovers will appreciate Franschhoek Motor Museum and Heart of Cape Town Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl), Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Voelklip Beach) and Dyman Gallery (in Stellenbosch). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Zeitz MOCAA, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town route builder tool .

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Chapman's Peak Drive, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Franschhoek Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be day trip website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nosy Be in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Nosy Be is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in February, with highs in Nosy Be at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

6
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Colaba. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Bombay Natural History Society. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, explore the fascinating underground world of Kanheri Caves, and see the interesting displays at Red Carpet Wax Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mumbai day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Nosy Be to Mumbai with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Nosy Be to Mumbai is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Nosy Be in February, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Nariman Point
Nariman Point

1
night
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 20th (Thu), delve into the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Anuradhapura in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

3
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Community Tsunami Museum and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hikkaduwa: Unawatuna (Scuba & Snorkeling & Jungle Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa tour planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In February in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Step out of the city life by going to Bundala National Park and Yala National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Kataragama Temple. Step out of Tissamaharama to go to Kataragama and see Kiri Vehera, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tissamaharama online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Tissamaharama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kataragama, Bundala National Park, Yala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

6
nights
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and Ramboda Waterfall. Take a break from the city and head to Ella Rock and Ravana Ella Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Nuwara Eliya side-trips: Ella (R. M. S Antique And Brassware, Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, & more) and Udawalawe National Park (in Uda Walawe National Park). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Tissamaharama to Nuwara Eliya by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ella, Uda Walawe National Park, Ramboda Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Ramboda Waterfall ©
Ramboda Waterfall

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