42 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

42 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
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Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 3 nights
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Petra. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan, contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares.

Plan my day in Petra - Wadi Musa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Petra - Wadi Musa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Amman, Jordan

— 3 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Church of Moses, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, then make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Project Positive Soulful Creations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, then delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amman travel planning tool.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Amman

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

— 4 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Sabegn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, trot along with a tour on horseback, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amman to Addis Ababa. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amman to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amman in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Addis Ababa: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Male, Maldives

— 5 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, cast your line with a fishing tour, head off the coast to Hulhumale, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Male day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Addis Ababa to Male. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Addis Ababa in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Male: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 3 nights
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Kaani Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach, then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, and then soothe aching muscles at Oak Spa.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maafushi Island tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Male to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In July in Maafushi Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Karakol.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

— 5 nights
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
On the 31st (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, make a trip to Dungan Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Telety Pass.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maafushi Island to Karakol in 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maafushi Island to Karakol due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 2 nights
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Revolution Militants Square, stroll around Oak Park, appreciate the history behind Kurmanzhan Datka Statue, walk around Panfilov Park, then contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Bishkek online tour builder.

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Bishkek sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 4 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija, Caldeiras Vulcânicas, &more) and Terra do Pico (in Mosteiros). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take in the awesome beauty at Viewpoint of the Ridge, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bishkek to Ponta Delgada. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bishkek to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bishkek in August: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Porto, Portugal

— 7 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Seminario Maior da Sagrada Familia, Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, &more). Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and stroll through Cais da Ribeira.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 5 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abbey of Echternach (in Echternach), Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal) and MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City online travel route planner.

You can fly from Porto to Luxembourg City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Luxembourg City due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Jordan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

Kyrgyzstan travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · National Parks · Mountains
A landlocked country of soaring mountains and sprawling steppes, Kyrgyzstan only became independent in 1991, after several decades as one of the Soviet Union's republics. Today, the country represents a growingly popular tourist destination, enticing visitors to come with its rolling pastures and unspoiled mountain landscapes. A trip to Kyrgyzstan reveals a mostly rural land, where it's still possible to witness the lifestyle of the semi-nomadic shepherds living in portable yurts--simple dwellings made of wood and animal skins. You'd be hard-pressed to find many urban attractions here, but the hospitality of the natives and the stunning natural scenery will more than make up for any lack of modern amenities.

Azores travel guide

4.5
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.