25 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

25 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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25 days in South America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
On the 1st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Bolivar plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Monserrate, and then stop by Vitrina Guayca.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota day trip app .

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airport is El Dorado International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On your second day here, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cairo takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bogota to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in November; daily highs in Cairo reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planning website .

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in November, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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ACE- Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE- Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patong day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Patong in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Patong is 5 hours. Traveling from Luxor in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Patong, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 12th (Tue), Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then cool off at Aquaride, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and finally explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm, and get in on the excitement at Phangan Jorkyball.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan holiday site .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Phangan Jorkyball ©
Phangan Jorkyball

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Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao road trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In November in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planner .

You can fly from Bangkok to Tokyo in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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