44 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

44 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Manila, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Cebu City, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
8
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 day
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
9
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
11
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
13
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
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.
Explore Manila's surroundings by going to National Shrine of Our Lady of Gudalupe (in Makati), Myth of the Human Body (in Pasay) and Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno (in Las Pinas). There's much more to do: stroll around Rizal Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, wander the streets of Intramuros, and steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manila trip maker app .

Los Angeles, USA to Manila is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Manila, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in Manila are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are much hotter (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Makati, Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno, Myth of the Human Body
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

3
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

4
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boracay online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

4
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, stop by Makulit Shop, and head off the coast to Cheron Island.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Thumbpeak, look for gifts at Binuatan Creations, and contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip app .

Getting from Coron to Puerto Princesa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

3
nights
Cebu City, Philippines

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, New Susing's Guitar, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and pause for some serene contemplation at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine.

Start your trip to Cebu City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Union Buildings (in Pretoria). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to Johannesburg takes 20.5 hours. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Cebu City to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cebu City in January since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Union Buildings, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

1
day
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Nungwi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect Nungwi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge.

To plan Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

2
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 9th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Isle of Jewels, hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arusha trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market

1
night
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Giftshop, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moshi vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zanzibar City fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

6
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Son to see Hallanderiet about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and walk around Vigelandsparken.

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You can fly from Zanzibar City to Oslo in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in January, with highs in Oslo at 42°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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