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

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, thendelve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, thenshop like a local with Neldi Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paphos is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Paphos. When traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Aphrodite's Rock
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Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, thentake in the pleasant sights at Cape Greco National Forest Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Paphos to Ayia Napa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ayia Napa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fig Tree Bay
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, thenget engrossed in the history at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Jerusalem travel planning tool.

You can fly from Ayia Napa to Jerusalem in 4 hours. October in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) 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
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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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 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Citadel and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amman trip builder site.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Amman in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amman, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Damascus.

Things to do in Amman

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Damascus trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Amman to Damascus takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Amman in October, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Damascus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Damascus

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

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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 15th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto and then see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Beirut trip planner.

You can drive from Damascus to Beirut in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Damascus in October, Beirut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums

Side Trip

Jeita Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto

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night
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 (Fri), stroll around Shanadar Park, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and then walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park.

Plan my trip to Erbil with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Erbil takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Erbil due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Erbil, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) 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

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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 17th (Sat): make a trip to The Corniche, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Doha online journey planner.

You can fly from Erbil to Doha in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Erbil in October, expect Doha to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at The National Museum of Oman, 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.

Plan trip to Muscat with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Doha to Muscat in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Muscat

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The National Museum of Oman ©
The National Museum of Oman

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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 (Mon): look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai journey builder.

Fly from Muscat to Dubai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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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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 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial, thenfind something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Manama.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Founder's Memorial ©
The Founder's Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum and then cool off at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manama itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Manama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Manama due to the time zone difference. In October in Manama, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Manama

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park ©
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Riyadh trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Manama to Riyadh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time 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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Sanaa, Yemen

Sanaa ©
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
On the 23rd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sanaa trip maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Riyadh to Sanaa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Riyadh, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Sanaa, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) 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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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 24th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuwait City planning website.

Getting from Sanaa to Kuwait City by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sanaa in October, expect nights in Kuwait City to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Al Shaheed Park ©
Al Shaheed Park
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

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