30 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vasilikos, Greece
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 8 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and stop by Trastevere.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Greece — 7 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Get out of town with these interesting Vasilikos side-trips: Cameo Island (in Agios Sostis), Bochali View Point (in Bochali) and Tsilivi (Planos) (Speed Boats Tours & Tsilivi Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrahos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at St Nicholas Beach, and head off the coast to Marathonisi.

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

Traveling by flight from Rome to Vasilikos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Vasilikos is 1 hour. September in Vasilikos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens to go to Corinth and see Archea Korinthos, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vasilikos to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira travel planning site.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 8 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Giza Plateau, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Memphis and Sakkara). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and don't miss a visit to Coptic Cairo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation planning site.

You can fly from Fira to Cairo in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Fira in September, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai online road trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Dubai in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Dubai. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Dubai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°C and 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Egypt travel guide

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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.
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