13 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

13 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Cairo, Egypt
— Few hours
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and explore the activities along Halic.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Istanbul at °C and lows at °C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairo.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

few
hours
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip planning app.

Getting from Istanbul to Cairo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in Cairo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

1
night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor
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 16th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally stroll through Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Luxor

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh)
Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh)
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Luxor to Mykonos Town. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, thenexplore the ancient world of Erechtheion, thenwander the streets of Plaka, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

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

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, thenmake a trip to Stradun, thenstroll the grounds of Cavtat Cemetery, and finally stop by Cavtat Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

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