58 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

58 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 2 nights
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Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
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Kannur, India
— 3 nights
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Goa, India
— 3 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 1 day
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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 7 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy day trip website.

Adelaide, Australia to Kandy is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Kandy is minus 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Adimalathura Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Connemara Market. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then stop by Aham Designer Boutique, and finally browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route maker website.

You can fly from Kandy to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 6 hours. In April in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Thekkady, India

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thekkady online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Kochi (Cochin), India

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Durbar Hall Art Gallery and Draavidia Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kerala Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Mararikulam (Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple & Marari Beach) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, take a stroll through Jew Town, and view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour planning tool.

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kannur, India

— 3 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Mridanga Saileswari Temple and Madayi Kavu will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at G Mall and Capitol Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Azhikode (Chal Beach Park & Azhikkal Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through Thottada Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kannur City Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kannur travel route planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Goa, India

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visit Baga Beach and Agonda Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Mario Gallery and Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. There's still lots to do: stop by Sheek Emporium, take in the exciting artwork at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, enjoy the sand and surf at Arambol Beach, and stroll through Palolem Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planner.

Getting from Kannur to Goa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Goa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Udaipur, India

— 1 day

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Art_en_Soul shoppe, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Goa to Udaipur in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Goa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Jaipur, India

— 4 nights

Pink City

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.
Visit Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort for their historical value. City Palace of Jaipur and Gem Plaza will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the world behind art at Gyan Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Jaipur are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Agra, India

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal and Kailash Temple will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Taj Gallery and Shahin Arts capture your imagination. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately Bharatpur away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, take in the exciting artwork at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, and explore the galleries of UP Handicraft Development Centre Agra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Leh, India

— 2 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Tibetan Market, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Paradise, then look for gifts at Pashmina House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gomang Stupa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh itinerary builder.

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

New Delhi, India

— 7 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Surajpur Bird Sanctuary. Let the collections at An Yahh!! and Crafts Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Museum of Folk and Tribal Art, Vastradi, &more), India Exposition Mart (in Greater Noida) and Ghaziabad (Shipra Mall & Reddot Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luxor, Egypt

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Edfu to see Temple of Horus about 2h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Shop Sandouk.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luxor day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Luxor in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 18 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Head to S.K. Handicrafts Export and himalayan arts gallery p.ltdfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to Bhaktapur (Living Traditions Museum, National Art Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, buy something for everyone on your list at Labim Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Boudha Stupa Thanka Center, and wander the streets of Durbar Marg Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Kathmandu in 14.5 hours. You'll lose 3.8 hours traveling from Luxor to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxor in May, things will get a bit cooler in Kathmandu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Nepal travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.