35 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

35 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Florence, Italy
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h
1
Amman, Jordan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Taxi + Train:  7 h 30 min
9
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Florence, Italy

5
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amman: Jerash Ruins (in Jerash), Azraq (Qasr Azraq & Quseir Amra) and Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map, Mount Nebo, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Rainbow Street, steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, and explore the ancient world of The Citadel.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amman trip builder app.

Florence, Italy to Amman is an approximately 10- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Florence to Amman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Florence in marzo, with highs in Amman at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Madaba, Azraq, Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

3
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
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 Petra - Wadi Musa's surroundings by going to Montreal Crusader Castle (in Shoubak), Wadi Araba Desert (in Aqaba) and Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Petra, delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to The Great Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Montreal Crusader Castle, Wadi Araba Desert, Dana Nature Reserve
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Petra ©
Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum online trip planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

3
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Tel Yodfat (in Yodfat), The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area, visit Neve Tzedek, and don't miss a visit to Suspended Orange Tree.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tel Aviv journey planner.

Fly from Wadi Rum to Tel Aviv in 7 hours. In marzo, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tel Yodfat, The Baha'i Gardens
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Food Tours
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

5
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. marzo in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Domaine du Castel Winery
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul online trip maker.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

5
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulugbek Madrasah, and delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Samarkand trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Samarkand takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Samarkand, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Samarkand. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

4
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, stop by History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bukhara trip maker website.

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Bukhara are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Khiva on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

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nights
Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
Step out of Khiva to go to Urgench and see Urgench Youth Lake Complex, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, and make a trip to Ota Darvoza.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Khiva driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bukhara to Khiva in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urgench Youth Lake Complex
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli) ©
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)

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