60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Train
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Train to Taschkent Pass Zentr, Fly to Bishkek
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
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Baghdad, Iraq
— 2 nights
Drive to Najaf, Fly to Kuwait City
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 2 nights
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Manama, Bahrain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly
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Muscat, Oman
— 2 nights
Fly to Jazan, Drive to Sanaa
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Sanaa, Yemen
— 2 nights
Drive to Jazan, Fly to Mecca
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights
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Damascus, Syria
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Tbilisi, Georgia

— 2 nights
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
On the 30th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress, look for gifts at Gallery 27, snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip itinerary builder app.

Moscow, Russia to Tbilisi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in January: highs in Tbilisi hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

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Yerevan, Armenia

— 2 nights

Pink City

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, and then don't miss a visit to Republic Square. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, appreciate the history behind Alexander Tamanyan Statue, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip maker site.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Tbilisi in February, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Yerevan

Side Trips

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Baku, Azerbaijan

— 3 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku online road trip planner.

Getting from Yerevan to Baku by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Yerevan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baku, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Baku

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 1 night
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, then enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat tour builder site.

You can fly from Baku to Ashgabat in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Ashgabat is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Ashgabat are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tashkent.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and then make a trip to Amir Temur Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tashkent travel route planner.

Getting from Ashgabat to Tashkent by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

— 1 night

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Registan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then engage your brain at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and finally appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Samarkand online tour planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Samarkand by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bishkek planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Samarkand to Bishkek in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Samarkand to Bishkek, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Samarkand in February: high temperatures in Bishkek hover around 0°C and lows are around -11°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Spas · Museums
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

— 2 nights
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Statue of Ismoil Somoni, then walk around Rudaki Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe vacation planning site.

You can fly from Bishkek to Dushanbe in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT) to Tajikistan Time (TJT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Bishkek in February: highs in Dushanbe hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kabul.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks
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Kabul, Afghanistan

— 2 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kabul trip site.

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Kabul takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Dushanbe to Kabul, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tehran.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Tehran, Iran

— 2 nights

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
On the 18th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tehran trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Kabul to Tehran in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kabul to Tehran due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Tehran are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Baghdad.

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Baghdad, Iraq

— 2 nights
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, then browse the exhibits of Iraqi Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, make a trip to Al Yassin Mosque, and then don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baghdad trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Tehran to Baghdad in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In February, Baghdad is somewhat warmer than Tehran - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Kuwait City, Kuwait

— 2 nights
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): browse the different shops at The Avenues and then admire the masterpieces at Mirror House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers, and then immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuwait City trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Baghdad to Kuwait City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Baghdad in February: highs in Kuwait City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will leave for Manama on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Manama, Bahrain

— 2 nights
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Beit Al Qur'an. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), then get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum, and then get advice or help at Bab el-Bahrain Souk.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manama road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Manama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Manama, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Doha.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Doha, Qatar

— 2 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
On the 26th (Sat), make a trip to The Corniche, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif.

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You can drive from Manama to Doha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Manama in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Doha, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): join the crowd at Yas Marina Circuit and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): browse the different shops at Marina Mall, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, then take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and finally steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Doha to Abu Dhabi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Abu Dhabi. Traveling from Doha in February, Abu Dhabi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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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.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Muscat.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Muscat, Oman

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, and then don't miss a visit to Corniche.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Muscat day trip planning site.

Getting from Dubai to Muscat by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Muscat are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Sanaa, Yemen

— 2 nights
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Sanaa is known for historic sites and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, shop like a local with Souk Al-Milh, contemplate the long history of Old City, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sana'a.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanaa tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Muscat to Sanaa in 14.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Sanaa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sanaa, with lows of 12°C. You'll set off for Mecca on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then admire the striking features of Kaaba. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim and then make a trip to Jabal al-Nour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mecca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sanaa to Mecca by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sanaa in March, you will find days in Mecca are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fakieh Aquarium, ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, then make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole, and finally stop by Al-Balad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jeddah trip planner.

Drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in March: highs in Jeddah hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Amman.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Amman, Jordan

— 2 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.
Explore Amman's surroundings by going to Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map & Mount Nebo) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, make a trip to Rainbow Street, and stop by Nadia Dajani Jewellery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Jeddah to Amman in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in March, things will get much colder in Amman: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Side Trips

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Jerusalem, Israel

— 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner.

You can fly from Amman to Jerusalem in 3 hours. In March, Jerusalem is a bit warmer than Amman - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tel Aviv, Israel

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: Citadel of Acre (in Acre), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, take in the waterfront at Tayelet, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and go all around town with City Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Beirut.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Beirut, Lebanon

— 2 nights

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
On the 22nd (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Beirut Souks, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and finally make a trip to Zaitunay Bay.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beirut holiday maker site.

Getting from Tel Aviv to Beirut by flight takes about 6.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Beirut are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Damascus, Syria

— 1 night
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, then stop by Old City, and finally hunt for treasures at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) and then explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Damascus itinerary planning app.

Getting from Beirut to Damascus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Damascus when traveling from Beirut in March, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Damascus

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find out how to plan a trip to Istanbul, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damascus to Istanbul. Traveling from Damascus to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Damascus, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Turkmenistan travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.

Bahrain travel guide

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Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
Popular with tourists for its blend of ancient heritage and modern Arabian culture, the compact island country of Bahrain sits near the Persian Gulf's western shores and boasts a lively economy largely based on petroleum refining and international banking. Claiming to be the actual location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the country enjoys a tropical climate and offers a string of luxury beachfront resorts, appealing to some of the world's wealthiest vacationers. Budget travelers on holiday in Bahrain concentrate on the thriving food and arts scenes of capital Manama, known for having one of the world's largest mosques. From there, you'll have easy access to plenty of other popular activities, such as scuba diving, horse racing, pearl diving, and bird-watching.