60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Geneva
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Patong, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly to Kabul, Drive to Bamyan
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Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 1 night
Fly
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Socotra Island, Yemen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sanaa, Yemen
— 2 nights
Fly
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Massawa, Eritrea
— 1 night
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Asmara, Eritrea
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland — 5 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva trip builder app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 6 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Alpine Trails (in Visp). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 8 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First, Maennlichen, &more), Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village, Staubbach Waterfall, &more) and Interlaken (Harderkulm, Buchhandlung Boedeli, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at The Monch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 6 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and admire the masterpieces at One Nimman.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai journey builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lucerne to Chiang Mai. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lucerne to Chiang Mai. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in October: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 6 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park), Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan) and Khao Mai Kaew Cave (in Ko Lanta). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with The Dive Ao Nang, take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, and kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 7 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Patong day trip planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Patong by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 7 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Spend the 13th (Sun) in the animal kingdom at Safari World. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. November in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Bamyan.
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Bamyan, Afghanistan — 1 night

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamyan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Bangkok to Bamyan in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Bamyan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kabul.
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Kabul, Afghanistan — 3 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then walk around Bagh-e Babur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kabul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bamyan to Kabul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Socotra Island.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Diksam and then enjoy the sand and surf at Qalansiyah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Delisha Beach, then stroll through Shoab beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arher Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Socotra Island holiday builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kabul to Socotra Island. The time zone difference when traveling from Kabul to Socotra Island is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Sanaa.
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Sanaa, Yemen — 2 nights

One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
On the 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Bab al-Yemen, step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanaa trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Socotra Island to Sanaa. Traveling from Socotra Island in November, expect nights in Sanaa to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. You will leave for Massawa on the 24th (Thu).
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Massawa, Eritrea — 1 night

Massawa, also known as Mitsiwa, Miṣṣiwa, Batsiʿ, is a city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea located at the northern end of the Gulf of Zula beside the Dahlak Archipelago. On the 25th (Fri), admire the striking features of Old railway station, then don't miss a visit to Memorial Plaza for Victims of Massawa Battle, then explore the historical opulence of Former Imperial Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Former Banco d'Italia.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Massawa trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Sanaa to Massawa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asmara.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Asmara, Eritrea — 4 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Change things up with a short trip to Qohaito in Debub Region (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asmara, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, and admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Asmara vacation tool.

Drive from Massawa to Asmara in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Afghanistan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.
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Yemen travel guide

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Ruins · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Years of political instability and armed conflicts have kept Yemen off most travel itineraries, yet this country boasts an incredibly rich history and equally impressive landscapes. Home of the biblical kingdom of Sheba, which thrived for over a thousand years, Yemen entered the 20th century divided between the British and Ottoman empires. Independent since 1990, the country remains highly troubled, with tourism in Yemen virtually nonexistent. The few travelers who make it there discover an ancient land of sleepy mountain villages, marine life-rich coral reefs, and forests boasting some of the rarest tree species in the world.
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Eritrea travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Monuments
Little Eritrea boasts diverse landscapes that include mountains, an arid coastline, and fertile swathes of land to the west. With tourism in Eritrea still a burgeoning industry, the country represents a place of adventure for daring travelers looking to get of that beaten path. The Art Deco architecture of the capital shows off the cultural complexity and interesting facets of the former Italian colony's recent history, while a number of archaeological sites provide evidence of once-thriving ancient kingdoms. The country gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, but the areas bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti remain dangerous and, as a result, off the map for most foreign tourists.
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