16 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

16 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online route planner .

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Istanbul. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
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.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Petra, contemplate the long history of The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church and then delve into the distant past at Montreal Crusader Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Istanbul to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

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

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, then wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Escape Game KGB. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours and then explore the world behind art at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip site .

Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for slightly colder days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, then explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, explore the galleries of The Museum of the Tower of David, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, then explore the ancient world of Western Wall, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. When traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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