60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 5 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Aqaba, Jordan
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Istanbul, Turkey — 7 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 2:

Goreme, Turkey — 3 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goreme route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect nights in Goreme to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Antalya.
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Antalya, Turkey — 4 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alanya (Swim with Dolphins & Kleopatra Beach) and Side (Apollon Temple & Ancient Theater). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, visit Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, and explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in October: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Beirut.
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Beirut, Lebanon — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Temples of Baalbek (in Baalbeck). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, gain insight at American University of Beirut, and appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Beirut holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Beirut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antalya to Beirut due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antalya in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Beirut. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amman.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Project Positive Soulful Creations, make a trip to Rainbow Street, then steep yourself in history at The Citadel, and finally view the masterpieces at Amman Panorama Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, then pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman vacation planning app.

Fly from Beirut to Amman in 4 hours. Traveling from Beirut in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amman, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Aqaba.
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Aqaba, Jordan — 4 nights

Bride of the Red Sea

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aqaba: Petra - Wadi Musa (Petra & Street of Facades). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Aqaba Marine Park, kick back and relax at City Beach, and look for gifts at Peace Paradise For Spices.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aqaba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amman to Aqaba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amman in October, expect Aqaba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jerusalem.
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Jerusalem, Israel — 6 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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and browse the exhibits of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Aqaba to Jerusalem in 8 hours. Traveling from Aqaba in October, things will get little chillier in Jerusalem: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tel Aviv.
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Tel Aviv, Israel — 4 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 Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Church Of Annunciation (in Nazareth) and Tiberias (The Great Mosque & Sea of Galilee). There's much more to do: visit Jaffa Old City, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Al Montazah Parks (in Sharjah) and Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Thu) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubai tour site.

Fly from Tel Aviv to Dubai in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Dubai is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 2 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Na'ama Bay and then stop by Secret Of Egypt.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip website.

You can fly from Dubai to Sharm El Sheikh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in November: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then don't miss a visit to Aisha Fahmi Palace, and finally explore the activities along Nile River. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Cairo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Aswan.
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Aswan, Egypt — 4 nights

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Animalia, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Aswan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in November, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You'll set off for Tunis on the 14th (Mon).
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Tunis, Tunisia — 3 nights

The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Berber village, then examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Tunis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at The Zoological Gardens, explore the ancient world of Baths of Antoninus, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, then steep yourself in history at Bab El Bhar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tunis online journey planner.

Getting from Aswan to Tunis by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aswan to Tunis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aswan in November, expect Tunis to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Casablanca.
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Casablanca, Morocco — 2 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Quartier Habous.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Casablanca vacation maker app.

You can fly from Tunis to Casablanca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tunis to Casablanca. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Medersa Ben Youssef, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Marrakech, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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