31 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

31 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  25 h
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Moroni, Comoros
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Ferry:  30 min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
6
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
9
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Falls (in Union Park), Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre) and La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

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Newark, USA to Chamarel is an approximately 25- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Newark to Chamarel. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in May: high temperatures in Chamarel hover around 81°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Alexandra Falls, Heritage Nature Reserve, La Vanille Nature Park, Le Dernier Comptoir
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Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark ©
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

4
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air), Grand River South East Waterfalls (in Beau Champ) and Casela Nature Parks (in Cascavelle). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, look for gifts at Studio 44 Mauritius, play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and admire the masterpieces at Patrick Mavros Atelier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Baie online trip builder.

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moroni.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Mont Choisy Le Golf, Studio 44 Mauritius, Grand River South East Waterfalls
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Mont Choisy Le Golf ©
Mont Choisy Le Golf
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Moroni, Comoros

Moroni ©
Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Mitsoudje, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Karthala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquée de Moroni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the galleries of National Museum of the Comoros.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moroni tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Moroni takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Mauritius Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Baie in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Moroni, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Moroni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grande Comore
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Grande Mosquée de Moroni ©
Grande Mosquée de Moroni
Mount Karthala ©
Mount Karthala
National Museum of the Comoros ©
National Museum of the Comoros

4
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose, stroll through Le Glacis Noir, and kick back and relax at Anse Volbert.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Moroni to Praslin Island by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moroni to Praslin Island. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cousin
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

3
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
La Digue Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Anse Source D'Argent, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Coco Beach, and head off the coast to Coco Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Digue Island journey maker tool.

La Digue Island is just a short distance from Praslin Island. In May in La Digue Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse

3
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Sigiriya (Sigiriya & Pethikada), Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (in Dambulla) and Riverstone Gap (in Matale). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

Getting from La Digue Island to Kandy by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Seychelles Time (SCT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Pinnawala, Royal Botanical Gardens, Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Galle Fort (in Galle), Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by Vogue Jewellers, explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, and stroll through Bentota Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle Fort, Jungle Beach, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maafushi Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Maafushi Island takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

4
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), stop by Island Bazaar, and snap pictures at Sinamale Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Male trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Male. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in May, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hulhumale
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Fishing Charters & Tours

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