26 days in Asia, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

26 days in Asia, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

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26 days in Asia, South Pacific & Africa Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
6
Koror, Palau
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
9
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
10
Tunis, Tunisia
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 30​min
11
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
End: Doha, Qatar

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Patong Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Patong itinerary maker website .

Doha, Qatar to Patong is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Doha in June: high temperatures in Patong hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi vacation builder site .

Getting from Patong to Hanoi by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

2
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Cheron Island, kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coron holiday planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Coron in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Coron, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koror.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheron Island ©
Cheron Island
Malcapuya Island ©
Malcapuya Island

1
night
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Jellyfish Lake, then don't miss a visit to Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, and then step off the mainland to explore Rock Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Belau Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mandarin Fish Lake, then admire the sheer force of Ngardmau Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Milky Way.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koror trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Coron to Koror with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Chamorro Standard Time (ChST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Rock Islands ©
Rock Islands

1
night
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 11th (Thu), get your game on at Tilo Kids Club and then cool off at Waterbom Bali. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, then enjoy some diversion at SuperHuman Fitness Bali, then take in the exciting artwork at Paradise Pictures, and finally don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuta trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koror to Kuta. The time zone changes from Chamorro Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seminyak, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
Highlights from your plan
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubud: Ulun Danu Bratan Temple (in Tabanan), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 14th (Sun) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, and stop by AKU Boutique.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ubud sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Ubud sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
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.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Tooth, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Kandy in 14.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tunis.

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 ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Bardo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, then take in panoramic vistas at The doors of the medina, then stop by Rose Mandarine, and finally don't miss a visit to Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tunis day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kandy to Tunis. The time zone difference when traveling from Kandy to Tunis is minus 4 hours. In July in Tunis, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Tunis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): walk around Aspire Park, make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar, then make a trip to The Corniche, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art. On your second day here, examine the collection at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at MIA Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq Waqif.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Doha day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tunis to Doha. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tunis to Doha due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tunis in July; daily highs in Doha reach 51°C and lows reach 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) 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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