60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
5
Lahore, Pakistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Agra, India
— 5 nights
8
Jaipur, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  25​h
10
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
13
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Porto, Portugal
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Appreciate the collections at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia and Choijin Lama Temple Museum. Amarbayasgalant Monastery and Altan Khaan Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Ulaanbaatar to go to Gorkhi Terelj National Park and see Ariyabal Meditation Temple, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bogd Khan Uul National Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar road trip website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach -17°C and lows reach -36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ariyabal Meditation Temple, Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia ©

3
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Let the collections at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists and State History Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Ala-Too Square and A. Tokombaev Memorial House Museum. When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, fly down the slopes at Ski resort Too-Ashuu, explore the world behind art at Museum of Graphic Arts /Tinibek Sadykov, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bir-Bulak Gorge.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bishkek road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ulaanbaatar to Bishkek in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Time to Kirgizstan Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Bishkek is much hotter than Ulaanbaatar - with highs of 2°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
State History Museum ©
State History Museum

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Get some historical perspective at Hisor Fortress and Mevlana Yakub Charki Mosque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Tajikistan and National Museum of Antiquities. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). There's still lots to do: cruise along Karatag Gorge, admire the masterpieces at The Ziyodullo Shahidi Museum Of Musical Culture, walk around Rudaki Park, and get your game on at Kokhi Navruz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dushanbe travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bishkek to Dushanbe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Kirgizstan Time to Tajikistan Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bishkek in January: high temperatures in Dushanbe hover around 13°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hisor Fortress, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Nurek Dam
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Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

1
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Bamyan, Afghanistan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bamyan travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Dushanbe to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Get some cultural insight at Lahore Fort and Shahi Guzargah. Badshahi Mosque and Grand Jamia Masjid will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Army Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), see the interesting displays at Lahore Museum, and contemplate the long history of Shahi Hammam.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahore day trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Lahore in 8 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lahore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Guided tours ©
Lahore Guided tours

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nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Akshardham. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Jhajjar to see Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and admire the striking features of Jama Masjid.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Lahore to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Let the collections at Spiritual Museum and Agra Art Gallery capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Roman Catholic Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Agra road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort. Popular historic sites such as Jal Mahal and Jaigarh Fort are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur travel website .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 1st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Gateway of India. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai trip website .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago vacation website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai to Bazaruto Archipelago. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bazaruto Archipelago, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, NewsMuseum, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the streets of Alfama, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

Before you visit Lisbon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Lisbon with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in February; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sintra, National Palace of Queluz, Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Cape Saint Vincent and Misericordia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Archaeological Museum and Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Olhao (Ria Formosa & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Hidroespaco (in Faro) and Praia do Carvalho (in Carvoeiro). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Barragem da Bravura, look for all kinds of wild species at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Quelfes, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira day trip planning app .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Albufeira

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Olhao, Cape Saint Vincent, Archaeological Museum, Misericordia Church, Hidroespaco
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes

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Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Caravel Art Center and Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Funchalet Art Gallery and Craft Shop and Church of Sao Pedro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Levada Caldeirao do Inferno (in Santana). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Laurissilva Forest, get a new perspective on nature at Monte Palace Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Funchal online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Albufeira to Funchal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Albufeira in February, Funchal is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Levada Caldeirao do Inferno, Laurissilva Forest, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Parque Ribeira Primeira, Church of Sao Pedro
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palacio da Bolsa and Casa do Infante. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Cabril Eco Rural (in Cabril), Coimbra (Chapel of St Michael, Museu Academico / Academic Museum, & more) and Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, learn about all things military at Museu Militar Do Porto, and examine the collection at Casa-Museu Marta Ortigao Sampaio.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto holiday planner .

You can fly from Funchal to Porto in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in February, expect Porto to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Coimbra, Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, Cabril Eco Rural
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©

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