31 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
2
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Tel Aviv, Israel
— Few hours
Fly:  15 h
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— Few hours
Fly:  14 h 45 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h
10
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Naxos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
12
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
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.
On the 20th (Wed), take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, then admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and finally steep yourself in history at Western Wall.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Israel Standard Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center, revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then contemplate the long history of Church of the Nativity, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gush Etzion Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Star Street, then examine the collection at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, then Head underground at Qumran Caves, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem trip builder site .

Bethlehem is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gush Etzion Heritage Center
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center

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hours
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv
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 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Under 1000 Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally take in the waterfront at Tayelet.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Bethlehem to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Cairo on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Parks
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3
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 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Al-Azhar Park and then wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online travel planner .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

2
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Safaris. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hurghada vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Cairo in May, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Spas

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Let the collections at Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hurghada in May: highs in Luxor hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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night
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nubian Village and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aswan tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Aswan are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

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hours
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in May: high temperatures in Abu Simbel hover around 46°C and lows are around 28°C. You will leave for Aswan on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Tours
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4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'for some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, view the masterpieces at Eleni Marneri Galerie, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abu Simbel to Athens. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, then stop by 100% Mykonos, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take a stroll through Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then explore the galleries of The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip builder website.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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nights
Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Get outdoors at Agios Prokopios Beach and Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fish & Olive and Kastro. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at L- Art Gallery & Decor, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, delve into the distant past at Portara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Filotitissa.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. In June in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chalkio, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Agios Prokopios Beach, Church of Panagia Filotitissa
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

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nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to Art Space and Oria Galleryfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at MATI Art Gallery and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, stop by Atlantis Books, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Naxos Town to Fira in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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