20 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

20 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive
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Delphi, Greece
— 1 day
Bus to Αφετηρια-Στ.Λαρισησ, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Fly to Ercan, Drive to Nicosia General Hospital, Bus to Paphos
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 night
Drive
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Fly to Amman, Bus to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 day
Bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Chicago

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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Herod Atticus Odeon, Temple of Hephaestus, Benaki Museum, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archaeological Site Mycenae and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archea Korinthos in Corinth--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Athens is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Delphi, Greece

— 1 day
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Tholos of Delphi.

Make your Delphi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Delphi, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress capture your imagination. Hagia Sophia Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and see the interesting displays at Pera Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Delphi to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Delphi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Delphi in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 72°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Antalya, Turkey

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Konyaalti Beach, then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and then stop by Kaleici.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antalya holiday maker website.

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Paphos, Cyprus

— 1 night
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paphos online journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Antalya to Paphos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antalya to Paphos. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

— 2 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Makronissos Beach.

Before you visit Ayia Napa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Tel Aviv, Israel

— 1 night

White City

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Palmach Museum, contemplate the long history of Ben-Gurion House, then take in the waterfront at Tayelet, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and finally wander the streets of Neve Tzedek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ayia Napa to Tel Aviv takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Ayia Napa in September, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Jerusalem, Israel

— 1 night

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, then contemplate the long history of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. In September in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 1 day
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.
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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa in 6.5 hours. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Cairo, Egypt

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then take a stroll through Coptic Cairo.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cairo sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Alexandria, Egypt

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and then contemplate the long history of King Farouk Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Roman Amphitheater.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Alexandria hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Cyprus travel guide

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From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.