20 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

20 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Medina
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 2 nights

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Male, Maldives

— 4 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Step out of Male with an excursion to Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives in Vihamanafushi--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, explore the galleries of National Museum, and browse the different shops at Centro Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Male trip builder.

Lahore, Pakistan to Male is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Lahore in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Male: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Male

Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud and then contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Medina trip builder app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Medina in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Medina is minus 2 hours. In September, Medina is somewhat warmer than Male - with highs of 49°C and lows of 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Arafat and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mecca sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Mecca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Mecca are 51°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, take a stroll through Al-Balad, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fakieh Aquarium. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jeddah Water Front Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jeddah trip planner.

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in September, you will find days in Jeddah are a bit cooler (42°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Fira, Greece

— 7 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira itinerary planner.

Getting from Jeddah to Fira by flight takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Jeddah to Fira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Fira is slightly colder than Jeddah - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lahore, Pakistan

— 2 nights
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll around Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion, contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, and then step into the grandiose world of Lahore Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Army Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), and then examine the collection at Lahore Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahore day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fira to Lahore. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Lahore is 3 hours. Traveling from Fira in September, things will get a bit warmer in Lahore: highs are around 40°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Maldives travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

Al Madinah Province travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Cemeteries

Makkah Province travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Pakistan travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Historic Sites
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.