60 days in Asia, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Sanaa, Yemen
— 2 nights
Drive to Jazan, Fly to Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
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Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
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Oranjestad, Aruba
— 6 nights
Fly to St Maarten, Ferry to Shoal Bay Village
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Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sint Maarten, Fly to English Harbour
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English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
— 4 nights
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and then don't miss a visit to Al Saleh Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sanaa trip itinerary maker app.

Belfast, UK to Sanaa is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Belfast to Sanaa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in July: high temperatures in Sanaa hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. You'll set off for Abu Dhabi on the 5th (Tue).
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 9th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, don't miss a visit to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn, and go for a walk through The Corniche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sanaa to Abu Dhabi takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sanaa to Abu Dhabi is 1 hour. Traveling from Sanaa in July, expect Abu Dhabi to be much warmer, temps between 50°C and 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 5 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip website.

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Ho Chi Minh City in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 6 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 18th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the artistry at Authentic Bat Trang, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi attractions planning tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Tashkent.
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan — 4 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Step out of Tashkent with an excursion to Pulatkhan Plateau in Chimgan--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Charvak Reservoir, hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Compass Mall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tashkent online trip builder.

You can fly from Hanoi to Tashkent in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Tashkent is minus 2 hours. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ashgabat.
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan — 2 nights

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and finally explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Geokdepe, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and then examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat trip planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Ashgabat by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dubai.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
When in Dubai, make a side trip to see Al Montazah Parks in Sharjah, approximately Sharjah away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a splash at AquaFun.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai trip planning site.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Dubai in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Dubai. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ashgabat in July, with highs in Dubai at 49°C and lows at 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Belize — 6 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by 4 You Golf Cart Rentals, and enjoy some diversion at Art From The Heart Of Belize.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubai to San Pedro in 24 hours. Traveling from Dubai to San Pedro, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in San Pedro at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Belize City.
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Belize City, Belize — 4 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore Belize City's surroundings by going to Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan), Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belize City route maker app.

You can ride a ferry from San Pedro to Belize City in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Oranjestad.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Oranjestad, Aruba — 6 nights

When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Explore Oranjestad's surroundings by going to San Nicolas (Baby Beach & ArtisA Gallery). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Beach, enjoy the sea views from California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes, enjoy the sand and surf at Arashi Beach, and steep yourself in history at Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oranjestad trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Belize City to Oranjestad in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. August in Oranjestad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shoal Bay Village.
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Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Little Bay and then kick back and relax at Shoal Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Rendezvous Bay Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Maundays Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barnes Bay Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Shoal Bay Village online journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Oranjestad to Shoal Bay Village in 9.5 hours. August in Shoal Bay Village sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to English Harbour.
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English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda — 4 nights

Explore English Harbour's surroundings by going to Devil's Bridge (in Willikies) and St. John's (Silver Chelles & Galley Bay Beach). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Nelson's Dockyard.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the English Harbour road trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Shoal Bay Village to English Harbour in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in English Harbour are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bridgetown.
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Bridgetown, Barbados — 6 nights

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bridgetown: Saint Peter Parish (Barbados Wildlife Reserve & St. Nicholas Abbey) and Saint Philip Parish (Bottom Bay & Foul Bay). There's much more to do: Head underground at Harrison's Cave., stroll through Carlisle Bay, sample the fine beverages at Mount Gay Visitor Centre, and tee off at Royal Westmoreland Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bridgetown online trip maker.

You can fly from English Harbour to Bridgetown in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bridgetown can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

Yemen travel guide

4.4
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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United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Uzbekistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.
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Turkmenistan travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.
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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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Aruba travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops
Happy Island
A Dutch outpost in the Caribbean, sun-drenched Aruba provides a mix of modern seaside resorts and quiet coastal areas ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds. Vacations in Aruba, known affectionately as the "Happy Island," generally combine water-based activities with tours of the untamed backcountry, where you can discover unusual rock formations, historic churches, ostrich farms, and animal sanctuaries. Island capital Oranjestad offers some of the finest shopping and cultural sightseeing in Aruba, with an eco-friendly electric streetcar providing quick access to all of the city's major attractions, including numerous shops, restaurants, and hotels.
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Anguilla travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Islands · Swim with Dolphins
A peaceful set of islands with a pristine, bespoke tourism infrastructure, Anguilla offers a restful vacation for beach-lovers, honeymooners, and diving enthusiasts. A scattering of historic attractions in Anguilla stand as testament to the native and colonial histories of the set of paradisal islands, but the focus here lies much more on coastlines rather than timelines. The beaches of Anguilla remain relatively untouched, allowing the scenery to speak for itself. However, this is no back-to-basics place, with whatever tourist developments there are being made to luxury standards, and priced accordingly.
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Antigua and Barbuda travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Lookouts
Escape civilization with a holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, a beachgoer's paradise. The shorelines of the two islands are dotted with many beaches, from long stretches of sand to tiny coves and picturesque lagoons. While the larger Antigua houses its fair share of high-end resorts and contains the country capital of St. John's, Barbuda is remarkably undeveloped, boasting swathes of pink sand where you can go for hours without seeing a single person.
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Barbados travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Little England
Plan a vacation on the small Caribbean island of Barbados and experience its rich history and vibrant culture. Affectionately called "Little England," the island retains a noticeable British influence in its lively culture, visible especially in sport, religion, and the charming British style buildings with a Caribbean flair. On a tour of Barbados you can lounge on sandy beaches, participate in world-class surfing, roam the World Heritage-listed capital, or explore the lush island interior. When on the island, don't forget to sample its world-famous rum and the signature local dish, the flying fish.
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