17 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

17 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Akamas Peninsula National Park, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, thendelve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, thenexplore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paphos is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Paphos due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in April; daily highs in Paphos reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aphrodite's Rock, Akamas Peninsula National Park
Highlights from your plan
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

1
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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
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 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, thenexplore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Getting from Paphos to Jerusalem by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Paphos in April, expect nights in Jerusalem to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
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 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Citadel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Fly from Jerusalem to Amman in 4.5 hours. In April in Amman, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Damascus.

Things to do in Amman

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Damascus Umayyad Mosque, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

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Take a bus from Amman to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Amman in April, Damascus is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Damascus

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and then see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip builder site.

Drive from Damascus to Beirut in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Damascus in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Beirut, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jeita Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George ©
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto

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Erbil, Iraq

Erbil ©
The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
On the 16th (Thu), walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, thenwalk around Shanadar Park, and then contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Erbil day trip planning app.

You can fly from Beirut to Erbil in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Erbil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park

1
night
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 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar, thenmake a trip to The Corniche, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Doha trip builder app.

You can fly from Erbil to Doha in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Erbil in April, expect Doha to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Doha

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
The Corniche ©
The Corniche
The Pearl-Qatar ©
The Pearl-Qatar

1
night
Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Al Alam Palace, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Muscat road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Doha to Muscat takes 5 hours. Traveling from Doha to Muscat, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in April, Muscat is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Muscat

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Al Alam Palace
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace
Photography Tours

1
night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Dubai Gold Souk, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Dubai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Dubai Gold Souk ©
Dubai Gold Souk

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Manama.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Khamis Mosque, delve into the distant past at Qal'at al-Bahrain, thenget engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manama day trip planning website.

Fly from Abu Dhabi to Manama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Manama is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manama: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Manama

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

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Riyadh online day trip 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. In April in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Room Escape Games

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night
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 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanaa holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Riyadh to Sanaa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in April: high temperatures in Sanaa hover around 32°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): browse the different shops at Alhamra tower and mall, thenadmire the majestic nature at Al Shaheed Park, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kuwait Towers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Mubarakiya.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuwait City trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Sanaa to Kuwait City in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, Kuwait City is somewhat warmer than Sanaa - with highs of 39°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

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