13 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

13 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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13 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Amman, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Wed), wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Athens at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kleopatra Beach (in Alanya), Side (Temple of Apollo & Ancient Theater) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Kaleici, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park, and contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Antalya online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In May in Antalya, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Kleopatra Beach, Phaselis
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Phaselis ©
Phaselis

1
night
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
On the 11th (Mon), deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut, make a trip to Corniche Beirut, take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, then don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, and finally wander the streets of Beirut Souks.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Beirut route planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Beirut in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antalya to Beirut due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Beirut

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
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Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
American University of Beirut ©
American University of Beirut

1
day
Amman, Jordan

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the ancient world of The Citadel and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amman day trip site .

Getting from Beirut to Amman by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

1
night
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Petra and then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To see reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then look for gifts at Bashayer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairo planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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