60 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Cape Coast, Ghana
— 1 day
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  6​h
4
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Libreville, Gabon
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Yaounde, Cameroon
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
7
Isfahan, Iran
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
8
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
13
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 10 nights
train:  4​h
14
Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
15
Dublin, Ireland
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
17
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
day
Cape Coast, Ghana

Cape Coast ©
While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Cape Coast Castle and then steep yourself in history at Elmina Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Coast is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Coast. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Cape Coast to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Cape Coast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Elmina Castle
Highlights from your plan
Elmina Castle ©
Elmina Castle
Cape Coast Castle ©
Cape Coast Castle

1
day
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lagos online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cape Coast to Lagos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cape Coast to Lagos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Coast in January, you will find days in Lagos are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). You'll set off for Malabo on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Lagos

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

1
night
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Malabo
The oldest city in Equatorial Guinea, regional capital Malabo represents a monument to Spanish colonial architecture, mingled with modern buildings commissioned since decolonization.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malabo trip planner .

Getting from Lagos to Malabo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lagos in January, expect nights in Malabo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Malabo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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day
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lola ya Bonobo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kinshasa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Malabo to Kinshasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January in Kinshasa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Libreville.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo

1
night
Libreville, Gabon

Libreville
The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Libreville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kinshasa to Libreville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Libreville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Yaounde on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Libreville

Nightlife Parks Nature

2
nights
Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaounde ©
Taking a central place in the country of Cameroon, the capital of Yaounde represents a hub for expats, foreign embassies, and trading.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mefou National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yaounde visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Libreville to Yaounde takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Libreville in January, Yaounde is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. You will leave for Esfahan on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Yaounde

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mefou National Park ©
Mefou National Park

1
night
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vank Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Esfahan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yaounde to Esfahan. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yaounde in January, expect Esfahan to be colder, temps between 13°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

1
night
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, then enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower, and finally make a trip to Old City Baku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baku holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Esfahan to Baku with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Esfahan in January: highs in Baku hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 2°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

2
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jvari Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Samtavro Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Anchiskhati Basilica, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Tbilisi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Baku to Tbilisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Tbilisi, with lows around 0°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mtskheta
Highlights from your plan
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

2
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, then explore the historical opulence of Kakavaberd Fortress, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum and then see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tbilisi in January; daily highs in Yerevan reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap, Kakavaberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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day
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yerevan to Ashgabat by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Yerevan to Ashgabat, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yerevan in January, with highs in Ashgabat at 9°C and lows at -3°C. You will leave for Almaty on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

1
day
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Almaty sightseeing planner .

Fly from Ashgabat to Almaty in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Almaty due to the time zone difference. In January, Almaty is little chillier than Ashgabat - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Almaty

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Let the collections at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Russian Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace, examine the collection at Sovereign's Fun, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Almaty to St. Petersburg with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Almaty in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and St. Basil's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The State Tretyakov Gallery and Lenin's Mausoleum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and take an in-depth tour of Bulgakov`s House Museum-Theatre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Moscow sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas Church, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Áras an Uachtaráin are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Black Abbey & Kilkenny Castle), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Fly from Moscow to Dublin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Moscow in February, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Bru na Boinne, Seal Rescue Ireland, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Argaty Red Kites (in Doune). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Argaty Red Kites, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Natural History Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from London with a short trip to Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hampstead Heath, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In February in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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