24 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

24 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
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Kom Ombo, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Madaba, Jordan
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Sweimah, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Herod Atticus Odeon as well as Parthenon. On the 9th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

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

Seattle, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Alexandria.
Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Alexandria, Egypt — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Corniche and then admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Alexandria online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Alexandria takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Alexandria sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Cairo, Egypt — 3 nights

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.
On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aswan.
Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Aswan, Egypt — 1 night

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Philae Temple and then head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aswan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kom Ombo.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Kom Ombo, Egypt — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kom Ombo tour website.

Drive from Aswan to Kom Ombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Kom Ombo sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxor.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Luxor, Egypt — 1 night

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kom Ombo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Amman.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Amman, Jordan — 1 night

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amman day trip app.

You can fly from Luxor to Amman in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in September: high temperatures in Amman hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madaba.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Madaba, Jordan

A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 22nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Madaba Mosaic Map, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madaba day trip planning site.

You can fly from Petra - Wadi Musa to Madaba in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Madaba sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sweimah.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Sweimah, Jordan — 2 nights

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sweimah tour planner.

Traveling by car from Madaba to Sweimah takes an hour. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jerusalem.
Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Jerusalem, Israel — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to see Neve Tzedek about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Sweimah to Jerusalem takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London online vacation planner.

You can fly from Jerusalem to London in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jerusalem to London due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in September; daily highs in London reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Dead Sea Region travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Beaches · Natural History Museums
A vacation in Jordan's Dead Sea Region allows you to relax and reinvigorate as you bathe in the beneficial waters of the salt lake, while also having access to historic sights and natural attractions. The Dead Sea Region is part of the Jordan Rift Valley, a natural depression known for its many interesting rock formations, mineral hot springs, and ancient sites. Besides floating on the water and catching the rays, things to do in the Dead Sea Region include hiking the trails of the nearby nature reserve, exploring the town of Madaba, or visiting what was reportedly the baptism site of Jesus Christ.