33 days in United States, Asia & Africa Itinerary

33 days in United States, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Nosy Iranja, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
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Orlando, United States

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud--about 38 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner.

Lubbock to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Lubbock in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

New York City, United States

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, walk around Bryant Park, and visit Times Square.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 48°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:

Male, Maldives

— 3 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Go for a jaunt from Male to Hulhumale to see Dune Maldives Diving Center about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), stroll through Artificial Beach, and walk around Sultan Park.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Male trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Male takes 21.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Male to be warmer, temps between 87°F and 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Male

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio, and head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Male to Praslin Island with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Male to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

La Digue Island, Seychelles

— 1 night
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Anse Source D'Argent.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the La Digue Island trip planner.

Getting from Praslin Island to La Digue Island by ferry takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in La Digue Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 2 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Octopus Diving Centre and then play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from La Digue Island to Grand Baie in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. December in Grand Baie sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Nosy Be, Madagascar

— 2 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. On the next day, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nosy Be, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Nosy Be takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Standard Time (MUT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Nosy Iranja, Madagascar

— 2 nights
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Zebubianco Tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nosy Iranja vacation planning website.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Be to Nosy Iranja with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Nosy Iranja are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

— 2 nights

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Iranja to Bazaruto Archipelago with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Nosy Iranja in December, plan for little chillier days in Bazaruto Archipelago, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Maputo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 2 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens, fulfill a lifelong dream with Mozambique Scuba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Xefina Pequena and then examine the collection at Museu dos CFM.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo journey planning site.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Maputo in 3.5 hours. In December in Maputo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Maputo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Las Vegas, United States

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maputo to Las Vegas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Maputo to Las Vegas. Traveling from Maputo in December, expect Las Vegas to be colder, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

Seychelles travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.

Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.