21 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

21 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Sanaa, Yemen
— 2 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 1 night
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Damascus, Syria
— 2 nights
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Baghdad, Iraq
— 1 night
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Erbil, Iraq
— 1 night
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 1 night
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
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Pyongyang, North Korea
— 2 nights
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 2 nights

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Sanaa, Yemen

Sanaa ©
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Old City, then step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sanaa online visit planner.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Sanaa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Sanaa due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April: highs in Sanaa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Old City ©
Old City
Al Saleh Mosque ©
Al Saleh Mosque
Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar

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Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tripoli online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Sanaa to Tripoli with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sanaa to Tripoli due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sanaa in April, plan for slightly colder days in Tripoli, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Damascus.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
The Arch of Marcus Aurelius ©
The Arch of Marcus Aurelius

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Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, wander the streets of Old City, then get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), and finally explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and finally expand your understanding of the military at The Citadel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Damascus day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tripoli to Damascus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Damascus when traveling from Tripoli in April, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Damascus

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque

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Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, then see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baghdad travel route builder site.

Fly from Damascus to Baghdad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Damascus to Baghdad, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Damascus in April: high temperatures in Baghdad hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al-Mutanabbi Statue ©
Al-Mutanabbi Statue
Al Mansur Mall ©
Al Mansur Mall

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Erbil, Iraq

Erbil ©

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The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, and then stroll around Shanadar Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Erbil tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Baghdad to Erbil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Baghdad in April, expect Erbil to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Kabul.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll around Bagh-e Babur, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kabul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Erbil to Kabul takes 12 hours. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Erbil to Kabul due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace

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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.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque, admire the striking features of Gurudwara Dera Sahib, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), and don't miss a visit to Masjid Wazir Khan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahore trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Lahore takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Afghanistan Time (AFT) to Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Lahore are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Minar-e-Pakistan ©
Minar-e-Pakistan

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©

Capital of Willows

Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Workers' Party Foundation Monument, appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea, then make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, then make a trip to Grand People's Study House, and finally appreciate the history behind Arch of Reunification. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, make a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, then appreciate the history behind Mansudae Grand Monument, then appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch, and finally contemplate the long history of Tanjun Mausoleum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pyongyang trip itinerary app.

Fly from Lahore to Pyongyang in 16 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Pyongyang Time (KST) is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum ©
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Rickshaw Capital of the World

One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Spend the 29th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, pause for some photo ops at Shahid Minar, and don't miss a visit to Dhakeshwari Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dhaka City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pyongyang to Dhaka City takes 20 hours. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pyongyang to Dhaka City due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Photography Tours
National Parliament House ©
National Parliament House
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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