40 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

40 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
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Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
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Tiberias, Israel
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
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Kusadasi, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo travel route builder tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cairo is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Cairo, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in April: highs in Cairo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

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Side Trips

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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Safaris
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, delve into the distant past at Temple of Seti I, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor route planner.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Howard Carter House ©
Howard Carter House
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem
Temple of Seti I ©
Temple of Seti I

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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 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Nile Museum and then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aswan online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Aswan, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Monastery of St. Simeon ©
Monastery of St. Simeon

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

City of a Thousand Minarets

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Statue of Ramses II and Cave Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Pyramids of Giza about 36 minutes away. Enjoy Cairo some more: explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery and stop by Al Wikalah.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairo route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in April, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Statue of Ramses II ©
Statue of Ramses II

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Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef and then ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Catherine day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in April, things will get little chillier in Saint Catherine: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

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Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Eilat City Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Saint Catherine to Eilat with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in April, with highs in Eilat at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Eilat City Museum ©
Eilat City Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, steep yourself in history at The Great Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, and finally delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

Plan trip to Petra - Wadi Musa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa in 13.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Museums
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Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra ©
Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat
To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat takes 13.5 hours. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Magdala and Beit Shearim. Get some historical perspective at The Beatitude Monastery and Nazareth Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Tiberias: Nazareth (Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation & The Church of the Annunciation). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of The House and Church of St. Peter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomb of Maimonides, explore the striking landscape at Arbel Cliff, and make a trip to Domus Galilaeae.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Tiberias takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Eilat in April, expect Tiberias to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Magdala
Magdala
The Beatitude Monastery ©
The Beatitude Monastery
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©

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.
Mt of Olives and The Western Wall Tunnels will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Christian Quarter and Hurva Synagogue. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, get engrossed in the history at The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Visitation.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
The Western Wall Tunnels ©
The Western Wall Tunnels
Christian Quarter ©
Christian Quarter

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Jerusalem Beach, then steep yourself in history at Ben-Gurion House, and then explore the world behind art at Joseph Bau House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Ilana Goor Museum, then take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, then kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tayelet.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jerusalem in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Ilana Goor Museum ©
Ilana Goor Museum

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Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Priene Antik Kenti and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Isa Bey Mosque and Basilica of St. Jonh. Explore Kusadasi's surroundings by going to Izmir (Hisar Mosque & Arkas Art Center). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies Beach, contemplate the long history of Panionion, and stroll around Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kusadasi trip planner.

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Kusadasi in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kusadasi, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Isa Bey Mosque ©
Isa Bey Mosque
Priene Antik Kenti ©
Priene Antik Kenti
Dilek National Park ©
Dilek National Park

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: walk around Emirgan Park, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque and Complex, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday builder site.

You can drive from Kusadasi to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kusadasi to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kusadasi in May, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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