Route & dates
60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary
Start: Belfast, United Kingdom
Bus: 1h 45min
Derry, United Kingdom— 15 nights
Drive + Fly: 22h 45min
Jodhpur, India— 15 nights
Fly: 10h 15min
Bangkok, Thailand— 15 nights
Fly: 17h 15min
Johannesburg, South Africa— 11 nights
Fly: 17h 30min
End: Belfast, United Kingdom
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Derry, United Kingdom
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.Visit Ulster American Folk Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) for their historical value. Get outdoors at Ballycastle Beach and Marble Arch Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derry: The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh), Wilson Ancestral Home (in Strabane) and Ballycastle (Torr Head, Kinbane Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, take a peaceful walk through Glenariff Forest Park, and take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route.
For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Derry visit planner .
Belfast to Derry is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Derry, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.
Things to do in Derry
Enniskillen, Castlederg, Ballycastle, Castlerock, Armagh
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.Head to Ganesh Handicrafts and Pukhraj Durry Udhyogfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jaswant Thada and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jodhpur side-trips: Talvriksha (in Alwar), Pali (Parshuram Mahadev Temple, Somnath Mandir, & more) and Osian (Shri Mandore Bheruji & Sachiya Mata Temple). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Phalodi Fort, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the striking features of Walk to blueCity heritagetour.
To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur holiday planner.
The Route module can help you plan travel from Derry to Jodhpur. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Derry to Jodhpur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Derry in December, expect nights in Jodhpur to be somewhat warmer, around 12°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.
Things to do in Jodhpur
Pali, Osian, Manak Chowk and Havelis, Talvriksha, Rajput Palace
City of Angels
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.Get some historical perspective at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat). Explore hidden gems such as Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Chachoengsao (Ancient Fortress & Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple), Ayutthaya (Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, & more) and Chonburi (Amata Spring Country Club & Bang Saen Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier, browse the eclectic array of goods at Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya, and examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok journey planner .
You can fly from Jodhpur to Bangkok in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jodhpur to Bangkok. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.
Things to do in Bangkok
Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Chonburi
Johannesburg, South Africa
City of Light
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Union Buildings and Mandela House. Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Rietvlei Nature Reserve), Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary (in Hartbeespoort) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave, and browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online tour planner .
Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Johannesburg takes 17.5 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in Johannesburg at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Johannesburg
Sandton, Pretoria, Brits, Koppies Dam Nature Reserve, Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
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