16 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

16 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Tehran, Iran
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum and then appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Samarkand trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Samarkand is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Samarkand. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Samarkand: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Samarkand

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Shah-i-Zinda
4.9
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World heritage site
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum
4.2

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower and then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tehran trip planner.

You can fly from Samarkand to Tehran in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Samarkand to Tehran is minus 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tehran when traveling from Samarkand in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tehran

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Golestan Palace
4.5
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Observation Deck
Milad Tower
4.1

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Sant Pau del Camp. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of Carrer de Montcada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Santuario San Jose de la Montana, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Tehran to Barcelona in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in July, things will get little chillier in Barcelona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Parc Guell
4.1
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Must see
El Barri Gòtic
4.7

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5
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Historic Site
Plaza Mayor
3.9

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Marrakech, Morocco

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Marrakech takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Marrakech

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Koutoubia Mosque
4.2
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Cemetery
Saadian Tombs
3.4

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, contemplate the long history of KIz Kulesi, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

Discover how to plan a Istanbul trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Marrakech to Istanbul in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Istanbul, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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