18 days in Europe, Africa, Asia & United States Itinerary

18 days in Europe, Africa, Asia & United States Itinerary

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18 days in Europe, Africa, Asia & United States Itinerary

Start: Tampere, Finland
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Chania Town, Greece
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
4
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 day
Fly:  34 h
5
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 1 day
Fly:  17 h 15 min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Orlando, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
8
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Tampere, Finland

1
night
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chania Town visit planner .

Tampere, Finland to Chania Town is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in May: highs in Chania Town hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Souda Bay War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip planning tool .

You can take a shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx and then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Cairo takes 7 hours. Traveling from Heraklion in May, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
day
Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mogadishu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Mogadishu takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Mogadishu to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toUlaanbaatar.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

1
day
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar tour itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Mogadishu to Ulaanbaatar with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Mogadishu, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Ulaanbaatar, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

2
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take a stroll through The Strip, and then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Las Vegas takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Las Vegas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in June, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the next day, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in June, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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