17 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Cairo, Egypt
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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Nice, France
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Paris, France
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Milan, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and La Mer. Get outdoors at Kite Beach and Marina Beach. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, have fun and explore at OliOli, and admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai online road trip planner.

Chennai, India to Dubai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. October in Dubai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cairo.

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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 21st (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip planner.

Fly from Dubai to Cairo in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Abu Simbel.

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairo.

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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

On the 23rd (Sat), stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rifai Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary website.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in October: highs in Cairo hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nice.

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Historic Sites · Parks
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Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and The Church of Èze. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, don't miss a visit to Eglise, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Nice route site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Nice takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Nice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get slightly colder in Nice: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 27th (Wed), wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Milan journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Naples on the 29th (Fri).

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Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, then examine the collection at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea, delve into the distant past at Forum, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Milan to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in October, with highs in Naples at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.