57 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

57 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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57 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga, United States
Fly:  27 h
1
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
El Nido, Philippines
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Coron, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
4
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  8 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  1 h
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
11
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
12
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
14
Cape Town, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
15
Mossel Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
16
Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  28 h
End: Chattanooga, United States

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manila trip planner.

Chattanooga, USA to Manila is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Manila due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chattanooga in May: highs in Manila hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

5
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
You can plan El Nido trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Manila to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

3
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coron trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Da Nang.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

1
night
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Da Nang journey builder website.

You can fly from Coron to Da Nang in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coron to Da Nang is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

3
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Hoi An sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 79°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

4
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

3
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.
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Xieng Mouane. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Alms Giving Ceremony ©
Alms Giving Ceremony

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 77°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Classes
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Discover how to plan a Bangkok trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In June in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 79°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Patong, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Batu Caves.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Kuala Lumpur in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Kuala Lumpur. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Singapore are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Tours Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

1
night
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel route builder website.

You can fly from Singapore to Cape Town in 17.5 hours. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, things will get colder in Cape Town: highs are around 64°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

3
nights
Mossel Bay, South Africa

Mossel Bay
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Mossel Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mossel Bay, with lows of 51°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Town day trip planning tool.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cape Town, with lows around 45°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 23:

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