60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Drive
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Semarang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Grand Baie
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Louis, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Bus to Plaine Magnien, Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Saint-Leu
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Roland Garros Airport, Fly to Morondava
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Morondava, Madagascar
— 1 night
Drive
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mamoudzou, Mayotte
— 2 nights
Fly
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Moheli, Comoros
— 1 night
Fly
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Moroni, Comoros
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Manda Island
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Manda Island, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Ferry
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Victoria, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Drive to Seychelles International Airport, Fly to Socotra Island
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Socotra Island, Yemen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Male, Maldives
Drive
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Vihamanafushi, Maldives
— 1 night
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Port Blair, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medan, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 3 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seminyak Beach, Devil's Tears, Padang Padang Beach, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Get some cultural insight at Tirta Empul Temple and Saraswati Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta). There's much more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, and discover the deep blue sea with Blue Paradise Diving.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denpasar journey tool.

Ubud to Denpasar is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Semarang.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Semarang, Indonesia — 2 nights

An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Curug Benowo, Saloka Theme Park and Gedong Songo Temple. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Curug Benowo, then get in on the family fun at Saloka Theme Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Central Java Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the history at Semarang Old Town, go for a walk through Semarang Rainbow Village, then appreciate the history behind Sam Po Kong Temple, then delve into the distant past at Gedong Songo Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiturrahman Great Mosque.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Semarang trip maker tool.

You can fly from Denpasar to Semarang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denpasar in August: highs in Semarang hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Jakarta.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Jakarta, Indonesia — 3 nights

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Jakarta Old Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, then examine the collection at National Museum, and then browse the different shops at Grand Indonesia Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Ihsan Mosque.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jakarta journey planner.

Fly from Semarang to Jakarta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Jakarta sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Grand Baie.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Grand Baie, Mauritius — 3 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chamarel Waterfalls as well as Ile aux Cerfs. Relax by the water at Mont Choisy Beach and Plage de Trou aux Biches. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cuvette Public Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pereybere Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Baie road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Jakarta to Grand Baie takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Mauritius Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in August, with highs in Grand Baie at 77°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Louis.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Port Louis, Mauritius — 2 nights

A multicultural melting pot of a city, the Mauritian capital of Port Louis--or simply "Louis," as it's affectionately known--represents the most populous area of Mauritius.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Louis Cathedral, Black River Gorges National Park, Flic en Flac Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park, contemplate the long history of Citadel, then examine the collection at Blue Penny Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Louis Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaylasson Temple. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Flic en Flac Beach, explore the striking landscape at Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, don't miss a visit to Jummah Mosque, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get impressive views of Trou aux Cerfs.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Louis online trip itinerary maker.

Port Louis is just a short distance from Grand Baie. August in Port Louis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Leu.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Saint-Leu, Reunion Island — 3 nights

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Your list of things to see and do now includes Pas de Bellecombe, Piton des Neiges, Cascade de Grand Galet, and other attractions. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Trou d'Eau and Plage de l'Ermitage. Change things up with a short trip to Namaste Catamaran in Le Port (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de Boucan Canot, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia, take in the waterfront at Port de Saint-Gilles, and take in the natural beauty of Trou du Souffleur.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint-Leu trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Port Louis to Saint-Leu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Saint-Leu, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morondava.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Morondava, Madagascar — 1 night

Known for its iconic road lined with ancient Baobab trees, the sleepy coastal village of Morondava serves as a popular base for travelers looking to explore the national parks and nature reserves of Madagascar.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs and then take a tour by water with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Morondava trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Leu to Morondava. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint-Leu to Morondava is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antananarivo.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Antananarivo, Madagascar — 2 nights

Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo as well as Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue, then explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Croc Farm, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Soarano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, then meet the residents at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and finally take an exotic tour of Lemur Tours.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo tour planner.

You can drive from Morondava to Antananarivo in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Antananarivo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nosy Be.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Nosy Be, Madagascar — 3 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, and ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch.

Planning Nosy Be trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Antananarivo to Nosy Be in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Antananarivo in September, with highs in Nosy Be at 88°F and lows at 68°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Mamoudzou.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Mamoudzou, Mayotte — 2 nights

Mamoudzou is the capital of the French overseas region and department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Your day by day itinerary now includes Plages de Moya. On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at The Mudflat of Badamiers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dziani Dzaha, then take an exotic tour of Sea Blue Safari, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plages de Moya.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mamoudzou trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Mamoudzou takes 4.5 hours. In September in Mamoudzou, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Moheli.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Moheli, Comoros — 1 night

Mohéli, also known as Mwali, is an autonomous island in that forms part of the Union of the Comoros.LocationMohéli is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. On the 9th (Fri), head off the coast to Chissioua Ouenefou.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moheli trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Mamoudzou to Moheli in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mamoudzou in September: highs in Moheli hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 71°F. You will leave for Moroni on the 10th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Moroni, Comoros — 2 nights

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Karthala. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Mitsoudje, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mssihiri wa Cheik Ahmed Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquée de Moroni, then browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Comoros, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Karthala.

Plan my trip to Moroni with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Moheli to Moroni takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Moheli in September, expect nights in Moroni to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zanzibar City.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 2 nights

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.
You've added Mtoni Palace Ruins, Nungwi Beach, Uroa Bay, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then walk around Forodhani Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Paje Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Uroa Bay, then contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins, and finally explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Moroni to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Manda Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Manda Island, Kenya — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Siyu Fort as well as Lamu Old Town. On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Siyu Fort.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manda Island travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zanzibar City to Manda Island. In September, daily temperatures in Manda Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Praslin Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Praslin Island, Seychelles — 1 night

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Anse Volbert as well as Cote d’Or Beach. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cote d’Or Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Volbert. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio, identify plant and animal life at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manda Island to Praslin Island. The time zone difference when traveling from Manda Island to Praslin Island is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

La Digue Island, Seychelles — 2 nights

La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coco Island as well as Petite Anse. On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, step off the mainland to explore Coco Island, and then kick back and relax at Petite Anse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Grand Anse, then kick back and relax at Spiagge di Anse Marron, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Union Estate Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Praslin Island to La Digue Island takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in La Digue Island can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Victoria.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Victoria, Seychelles — 2 nights

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Your day by day itinerary now includes Anse Intendance. Eglise de Saint Roch and Seychelles Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Clock Tower and Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Beau Vallon Beach, make a trip to Victoria Market, pause for some photo ops at Diamond Jubilee Fountain, and admire the natural beauty at Seychelles National Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Victoria attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In September in Victoria, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Socotra Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Socotra Island, Yemen — 3 nights

Galapagos of the Indian Ocean

Off coast of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, Socotra Island has developed in almost total isolation, yielding a biodiversity that is unique in the world.
Visit Qalansiyah Beach and Arher Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shoab beach, make a trip to Diksam, and enjoy the sand and surf at Delisha Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Socotra Island trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria to Socotra Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Victoria to Socotra Island. In September, daily temperatures in Socotra Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Male.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Male journey planning app.

Explore your travel options from Socotra Island to Male with the Route module. Traveling from Socotra Island to Male, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. You'll set off for Vihamanafushi on the 29th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Vihamanafushi, Maldives — 1 night

A private tropical island in the North Male Atoll, Vihamanafushi contains a high-end resort complex appealing to visitors from distant corners of the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maverick Style, Hulhumale Beach, Secret Paradise Maldives, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see Secret Paradise Maldives and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hulhumale Mosque, have unforgettable encounters with Euro-Divers Kurumba - Scuba Diving Maldives, soothe aching muscles at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives, then tour the pleasant surroundings at HP Reef, and finally glide through the air with Maverick Style.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vihamanafushi day trip planning app.

Drive from Male to Vihamanafushi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Maafushi Island, Maldives — 2 nights

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Barefoot Maldives as well as Bikini Beach. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Oak Spa and then take a memorable excursion with Barefoot Maldives. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maafushi Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vihamanafushi to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Colombo.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Colombo, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Udawalawe National Park, Jungle Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

Plan my day in Colombo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Maafushi Island to Colombo in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Maldives Time (MVT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 0.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Kandy, Sri Lanka — 1 night

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Temple of Dambulla, Kaudulla National Park and Kandy Lake. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then stroll through Kaudulla National Park, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Port Blair.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Port Blair, India — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
You've added North Bay Island Andaman, Wandoor Beach, Elephant Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cellular Jail, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Corbyn's Cove, and head off the coast to Ross Island.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Blair route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Port Blair takes 10 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Blair are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medan.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Medan, Indonesia — 1 night

The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm and then stop by Sentra UMK.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Medan itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Port Blair to Medan with the Route module. Traveling from Port Blair to Medan, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Blair in October: highs in Medan hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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Java travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Shopping Malls · Theme Parks
Home to over half of Indonesia's population, the island of Java contains the national capital Jakarta, as well as soaring volcanoes, fertile rice paddies, and tiny villages virtually untouched by the modern world. A trip to Java takes you to one of the most densely populated places on the planet, where over 130 million people inhabit an area roughly the size of Greece. The political and economic heart of Indonesia, this island is home to giant cities with lively restaurant and art scenes. Do spend part of your Java vacation exploring the countryside as well: here you can discover sprawling national parks, ancient Buddhist temples, unspoiled rainforests, sandy beaches, and small communities living according to their centuries-old traditions.
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Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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Reunion Island travel guide

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Parasailing & Paragliding · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.
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Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.
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Mayotte travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris · Beaches
An archipelago between Madagascar and Mozambique, Mayotte is an overseas region of France. Surrounded by a coral barrier reef, Mayotte is a popular diving destination. Most visitors on holiday in Mayotte enjoy its marine reserve and sheltered lagoon. Others go there to hike to a volcanic peak offering great views, see the wildlife on land, or watch out for humpback whales, making an appearance in the lagoon in late summer.
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Comoros travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exotic Comoros offers a different take on the archetypal paradise island. The remote collection of varied landmasses endured a turbulent history, with nearly 20 coups since its independence in 1975. The political situation has calmed in recent years, allowing tourism in Comoros to develop thanks to a good offering of white-sand beaches, volcanic peaks, and underwater worlds rich in wildlife. Devoutly Muslim, the locals frown upon the consumption of alcohol and bare skin--few foreign tourists are bothered by this, as most come for the off-the-beaten track adventuring rather than beach-bar relaxation.
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Mahe Island travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Gardens
Mahe Island, the largest in its archipelago, serves as a buzzing tourism hub, teeming with resorts, picturesque beaches, and verdant forest trails. On a Mahe Island holiday, you can spend your days swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue waters, go island hopping, or explore the lush island interior, home to scenic hills and waterfalls.
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Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.
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South Andaman Island travel guide

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Historic Sites · Islands · Beaches