16 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

16 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Olympia, Greece
— 1 day
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
8
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night

2
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Jennifer's Hamam. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asteras Glyfada Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens driving holiday planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asteras Glyfada Beach, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

1
day
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and then experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympia tour planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Olympia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach. On the next day, stroll through Kapari Beach, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Olympia to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mykonos Town when traveling from Olympia in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach and then stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), enjoy the sand and surf at Frishman Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Palmach Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ayalon Institute Museum, don't miss a visit to Rothschild Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Joseph Bau House Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tel Aviv journey planner.

Getting from Fira to Tel Aviv by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Fira in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Tel Aviv. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Ayalon Institute Museum
Highlights from your plan
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum
Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel) ©
Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)
Rothschild Boulevard ©
Rothschild Boulevard

1
night
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 25th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cairo Festival City Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Tel Aviv to Cairo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Cairo Festival City Mall

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 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then browse for treasures at Imhotep Alabaster Luxor, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and finally get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxor itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 46°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Karnak Open Air Museum ©
Karnak Open Air Museum

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