33 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

33 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Izmir, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 1 night
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Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Izmir, Turkey

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
You've now added Lycian Rock Tombs to your itinerary.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Izmir driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Izmir is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to Izmir due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Izmir hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Jerusalem, Israel

— 3 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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip builder site.

You can fly from Izmir to Jerusalem in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Jerusalem is a bit warmer than Izmir - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Amman on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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.
You've now added Qasr al-Kharrana to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Qasr al-Kharrana, steep yourself in history at The Citadel, then contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and finally don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman road trip site.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Amman in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jerusalem in August since evenings lows in Amman dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Little Petra and then explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Beirut.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Beirut, Lebanon

— 3 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've added Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then step into the grandiose world of Crusaders Sea Castle.

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You can fly from Petra - Wadi Musa to Beirut in 7 hours. In August in Beirut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Alexandria on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Alexandria, Egypt

— 3 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lighthouse of Alexandria. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Lighthouse of Alexandria, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey and then browse the exhibits of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Alexandria takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

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.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Nile River and then walk around Al-Azhar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in August, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 50°C by day to 33°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Avenue of Sphinxes as well as Colossi of Memnon. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Khartoum.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Khartoum, Sudan

— 2 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tuti Island as well as Meroe Pyramids. On the 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Meroe Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Sudan National Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuti Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Khartoum online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Khartoum takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Khartoum, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tunis.

Things to do in Khartoum

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Tunis, Tunisia

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Uthina (Oudhna) as well as Dougga. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dougga and then delve into the distant past at Uthina (Oudhna). On the next day, don't miss a visit to Centro storico, explore the galleries of The National Bardo Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Carthage.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tunis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Khartoum to Tunis takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Khartoum to Tunis. Traveling from Khartoum in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tunis, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Algiers.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Algiers, Algeria

— 2 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cuicul Roman Ruins. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr, and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Rue Didouche Mourad.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Algiers online itinerary planner.

Fly from Tunis to Algiers in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Tunis in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Algiers, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

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.

Lebanon travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.

Sudan travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.