60 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

60 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 5 nights
2
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
3
Medellin, Colombia
— 5 nights
4
Bogota, Colombia
— 6 nights
5
Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
6
Benin City, Nigeria
— 1 night
7
Abuja, Nigeria
— 2 nights
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
9
Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
10
George Town, Malaysia
— 5 nights
11
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 5 nights
12
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
13
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights

5
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Blanca (in Isla Baru) and Bajo Las Palmas (in Turbaco). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cartagena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cartagena, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Bajo Las Palmas
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and see the vivid underwater world at West View.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cartagena to San Andres Island by flight takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Andres Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Johnny Cay ©
Johnny Cay
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario

5
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Go for a jaunt from Medellin to Guatape to see Piedra Del Penol about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Parque Arvi, cruise along medellin 2000m DESCENT, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Medellin online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Medellin takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in September, things will get a bit cooler in Medellin: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Piedra Del Penol
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Parque Arvi ©
Parque Arvi

6
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra) and Zipaquira (Esensal & Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monserrate.

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Traveling by flight from Medellin to Bogota takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medellin in September; daily highs in Bogota reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
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Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

2
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at LUFASI Nature Park, thenhave fun and explore at Mindscape Childrens Museum, thenlook for gifts at The Henna Place, and finally browse the different shops at The Lennox Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, thenview the masterpieces at Red Door Art Gallery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bogota to Lagos. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Lagos is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: highs in Lagos hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Benin City.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lekki, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
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Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park ©
Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
Mindscape Childrens Museum ©
Mindscape Childrens Museum
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ

1
night
Benin City, Nigeria

Benin City ©
On the 16th (Thu), explore the activities along Mono River and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park.

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You can drive from Lagos to Benin City in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Benin City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abuja.

Things to do in Benin City

Parks Nature
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W National Park ©
W National Park
Mono River ©
Mono River

2
nights
Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja ©
The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zuma Rock. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Grand Towers Abuja Mall, thendon't miss a visit to Abuja National Mosque, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at An Noor Mosque, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bature Brewery.

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Traveling by flight from Benin City to Abuja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Abuja can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Abuja

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Zuma Rock
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Zuma Rock ©
Zuma Rock
An Noor Mosque ©
An Noor Mosque
Bature Brewery ©
Bature Brewery

5
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.
Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia (in Petaling Jaya) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, shop like a local with Chinatown, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Abuja to Kuala Lumpur. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Abuja to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Abuja in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kuala Lumpur, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Putra Mosque, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the activities along Malacca River, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, thenmake a trip to St Paul's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

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You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Museums
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting George Town side-trips: Escape Theme Park (in Teluk Bahang) and Alor Setar (Zahir Mosque & Al-Bukhary Mosque). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get your game on at Laser Battle, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our George Town holiday planner.

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Alor Setar, Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

5
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, head outdoors with Zumba Langkawi, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by taxi from George Town to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Langkawi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Zipline

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nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online visit planner.

Fly from Langkawi to Kyoto in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to Kyoto. In October, Kyoto is little chillier than Langkawi - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple, Himeji Castle, Mt. Koya
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo Disneyland, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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