60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Fuji, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Amman, Bus to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Fuji, Japan

— 2 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Fujigawa Service Area - Inbound, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Fujikawa Parking Downline, and finally get great views at Imamiya Tea Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, take a peaceful walk through Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwamoto, then walk around Iwamotoyama Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fuji trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Fuji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Fuji in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Cairo, Egypt

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 15th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Osaka to Cairo with the Route module. Traveling from Osaka to Cairo, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Osaka in April; daily highs in Cairo reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in April: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Petra - Wadi Musa: Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana) and Montreal Crusader Castle (in Shoubak). On the 23rd (Sat), spend a day of historical exploration at Petra. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Petra - Wadi Musa in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 nights
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Get out of town with these interesting Wadi Rum side-trips: Aqaba (Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area, explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House, and identify plant and animal life at Wadi Rum Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wadi Rum travel app.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Wadi Rum to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), then admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Paros, Greece

— 2 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 6th (Fri), stop by Atelier Paros, head off the coast to Parikia Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, and finally stroll through Marathi Marble Quarries.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Paros itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Paros in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Rarity Gallery, stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then get interesting insight from GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planning site.

Getting from Paros to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Milos, Greece

— 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos, delve into the distant past at Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos, and then stroll through Sarakiniko Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleftiko Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tsigrado Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Milos takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Monastiraki and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Athens to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in May, expect St. Petersburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Moscow, Russia

— 5 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and walk around Patriarch's Pond.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 9 nights
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
On the 22nd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 24th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kathmandu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Kathmandu is 2.8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in May: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 30:

Japan travel guide

4.3
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Nepal travel guide

4.3
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.