16 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

16 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Pune, India

3
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), contemplate the long history of India Gate, and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder .

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. November in New Delhi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip site .

Fly from New Delhi to Cairo in 11 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: highs in Cairo hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online travel planner .

Fly from Cairo to Fira in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Kamari, Imerovigli
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation planner.

Fly from Fira to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Fira in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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