30 days in United States, Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in United States, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Buffalo, United States
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Buffalo, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h
2
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
3
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
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Sanaa, Yemen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
7
Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
9
Pyongyang, North Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Buffalo, United States

5
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Buffalo, United States

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Buffalo: The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester), Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (in Farmington) and Lock 32 Brewing Company (in Pittsford). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, make a trip to Canalside, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport and Erie International Tom Ridge Field. In April, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, Niagara Jet Adventures, The Strong National Museum of Play
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:
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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, then get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, then make a trip to Street Murals, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tripoli day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buffalo to Tripoli. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Buffalo to Tripoli. When traveling from Buffalo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Tripoli: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nalut ruins
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Nalut ruins ©
Nalut ruins

2
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Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and don't miss a visit to Yemrehana Krestos Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lalibela online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tripoli to Lalibela takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tripoli to Lalibela is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehana Krestos Church ©
Yemrehana Krestos Church

2
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then explore the activities along Lake Tana. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

To find maps and tourist information, read Bahir Dar route maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Lalibela to Bahir Dar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue Nile Falls
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Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and look for gifts at ZAAF Collection.

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

You can fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bahir Dar in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Addis Ababa: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Food Tours
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Milh, explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sana'a, don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, and then delve into the distant past at Old City.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sanaa sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Addis Ababa to Sanaa with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Sanaa can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar
Al Saleh Mosque ©
Al Saleh Mosque
Bab al-Yemen ©
Bab al-Yemen

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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, examine the collection at Lahore Museum, appreciate the history behind Minar-e-Pakistan, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sanaa to Lahore takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sanaa to Lahore is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sanaa in April; daily highs in Lahore reach 94°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens) ©
Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens)

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Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Step out of Islamabad with an excursion to Pir Sohawa in Haripur--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Faisal Mosque, trek along Trail 5, examine the collection at Lok Virsa Museum, and get great views at Margalla Hills.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Islamabad online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahore to Islamabad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lahore in April, with highs in Islamabad at 86°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pir Sohawa
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Daman-e-Koh ©
Daman-e-Koh

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Pyongyang is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea, find something for the whole family at Kaeson Youth Park, don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, and steep yourself in history at Tanjun Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pyongyang holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Islamabad to Pyongyang takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Pyongyang. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Kaeson Youth Park ©
Kaeson Youth Park
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square

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