30 days in Central America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Central America, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Belize City
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Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Drive
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
Bus to Belize City, Ferry to San Pedro
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly
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Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Cape Town
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Belize City, Belize — 1 night

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Altun Ha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize, get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belize City trip itinerary planning website.

Belfast, UK to Belize City is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Belfast in June, expect Belize City to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Ignacio.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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San Ignacio, Belize — 2 nights

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Masewal Forest Garden Medicinal Trail and then contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio trip app.

Drive from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Pedro, Belize — 4 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro driving holiday tool.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from San Ignacio to San Pedro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.
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Granada, Nicaragua — 4 nights

The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo), Montibelli Private National Reserve (in Ticuantepe) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, get great views at Mirador de Catarina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Fly from San Pedro to Granada in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 4 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Granada to Cape Town with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 8 hours. June in Cape Town sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, then don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then try to win big at Montecasino, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Johannesburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, explore the galleries of Patong Inn Art, and get great views at Karon Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Patong travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Patong takes 16.5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg to Patong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Patong reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

Start your trip to Chiang Mai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Belize travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.
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Nicaragua travel guide

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Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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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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