17 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
+2
train + tram + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairo tour itinerary builder .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Cairo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Cairo is 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Petra.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Cairo to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Citadel, have some family-friendly fun at World of Illusions, and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, get your game on at The Squad Entertainment Lounge, then examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amman trip planner .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get engrossed in the history at Israel Museum, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, then don't miss a visit to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally explore the ancient world of Western Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, then steep yourself in history at Temple Mount, and finally steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Jerusalem

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

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled duringĀ Roman times.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, steep yourself in history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and explore the stunning scenery at Peri Bacalari.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Goreme takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Jerusalem to Goreme, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Goreme, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peri Bacalari, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ 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: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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