60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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1
Athens, Greece
— 20 nights
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 12 nights
3
Damascus, Syria
— 5 nights
4
Tripoli, Lebanon
— 5 nights
5
Amman, Jordan
— 5 nights
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 7 nights
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights

20
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Church of Panaghia, Fortress Palamidi, &more), Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archea Korinthos, &more) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and visit Plaka.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Athens reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

12
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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

5
nights
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maaloula (Deir Mar Takla, Mar Sarkis, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), and admire the striking features of Khan Asaad Basha.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Damascus sightseeing planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Damascus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Damascus is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for much hotter days and slightly colder nights in Damascus: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Maaloula
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) ©
Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun)

5
nights
Tripoli, Lebanon

Tripoli ©
A tour of Tripoli usually involves a visit to the old Mamluk-style city and its harbor overlooked by a crusader citadel.
Get out of town with these interesting Tripoli side-trips: Bcharre (Deir Qannoubin, Deir Mar Elisha, &more), Byblos (Vero Scultura, Saint Charbel Tomb, &more) and Joining Beach (in Batroun). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, steep yourself in history at Al Burtasiyat Madrassa-Mosque, admire the striking features of St. Stephan's Cathedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Baatara Pothole.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tripoli road trip planner.

You can drive from Damascus to Tripoli in 3 hours. Traveling from Damascus in September, expect nights in Tripoli to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Byblos, Batroun, Bcharre, Baatara Pothole, Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery
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Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Qadisha Valley ©
Qadisha Valley
St. Stephan's Cathedral ©
St. Stephan's Cathedral

5
nights
Amman, Jordan

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Get out of town with these interesting Amman side-trips: Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun), Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map & Mount Nebo) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, look for gifts at Decoration One Co. Ltd., get outside with Outdoor Activities, and delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amman day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tripoli to Amman takes 6 hours. Traveling from Tripoli in September, Amman is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Amman

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Madaba, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), Jerash Ruins, Decoration One Co. Ltd.
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Jerusalem (Tzuba Winery, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, &more), House of Art - Garden (in Arad) and Masada National Park (in Masada). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, learn about winemaking at Seren D.P.T, take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), and examine the collection at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Amman to Tel Aviv takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Amman in September, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, House of Art - Garden, Masada National Park
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Off-Road Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo vacation website.

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Cairo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: highs in Cairo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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