20 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

20 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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20 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tunis, Tunisia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
5
Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
8
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
End: Doha, Qatar

1
night
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tunis tour planner .

Doha, Qatar to Tunis is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tunis: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Tunis

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes
Highlights from your plan
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tunis to Hanoi. The time zone difference when traveling from Tunis to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Patong planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get your game on at Tilo Kids Club, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuta itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Patong to Kuta takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Kuta. In January, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Kandy takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Kandy is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, then take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then stroll around Galle Face Green, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planner .

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Souq Waqif, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, and finally walk around Aspire Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around MIA Park, then make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar, and then see the interesting displays at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Doha online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Colombo to Doha in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Colombo to Doha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colombo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Doha, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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