17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Damascus, Syria
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Baghdad, Iraq
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
5
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
6
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Muscat, Oman
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
10
Manama, Bahrain
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
12
Sanaa, Yemen
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
13
Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
15
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay.

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Vancouver, Canada to Beirut is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Beirut is 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in June, with highs in Beirut at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Damascus.
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

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Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, thenhunt for treasures at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Damascus route app.

Drive from Beirut to Damascus in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in June, expect nights in Damascus to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Amman.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

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Amman, Jordan

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Citadel and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amman trip itinerary builder site.

Take a bus from Damascus to Amman in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Damascus in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amman: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Amman

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

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Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Iraqi Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baghdad road trip planning website.

You can fly from Amman to Baghdad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amman in June, with highs in Baghdad at 48°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument

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Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Al Shaheed Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mirror House.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuwait City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Baghdad to Kuwait City by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Baghdad in June: high temperatures in Kuwait City hover around 52°C and lows are around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Museums Nature Historic Sites
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Mirror House ©
Mirror House
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

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Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to The Corniche, explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Doha trip planner.

You can fly from Kuwait City to Doha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, Doha is little chillier at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Shopping
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Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Al Alam Palace, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Muscat trip planner.

You can fly from Doha to Muscat in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Muscat. While traveling from Doha, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Muscat, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Muscat

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Al Alam Palace
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace
Photography Tours

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then stop by Dubai Gold Souk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Dubai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Dubai Gold Souk ©
Dubai Gold Souk

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenfind something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Spas

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Khamis Mosque, delve into the distant past at Qal'at al-Bahrain, thentake an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manama online route maker.

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Manama in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Manama is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Museums
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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 15th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thencontemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riyadh travel route planner.

You can fly from Manama to Riyadh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Manama, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Riyadh, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Room Escape Games

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Sanaa, Yemen

Sanaa ©
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Bab al-Yemen.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sanaa trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Riyadh to Sanaa in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, Sanaa is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 35°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites
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Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar
Al Saleh Mosque ©
Al Saleh Mosque
Bab al-Yemen ©
Bab al-Yemen

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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, thenexplore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paphos road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sanaa to Paphos. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sanaa in June, Paphos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Aphrodite's Rock
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Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nissi Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ayia Napa day trip planning website.

Getting from Paphos to Ayia Napa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, thenlet your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thenexplore the ancient world of Western Wall, and finally view the masterpieces at Levantine Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, stop by Old City of Jerusalem, and then admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip planner.

Fly from Ayia Napa to Jerusalem in 4 hours. June in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

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

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