20 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

20 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Elounda, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
10
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, do a tasting at Santo Winery, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri online trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Akrotiri is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Akrotiri is minus 8 hours. In September, Akrotiri is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Elounda.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa, Santo Winery, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Elounda, Greece

Elounda ©
Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Agios Konstandinou kai Elenis, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Elounda day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Akrotiri to Elounda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Elounda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Elounda

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Agios Nikolaos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni

1
night
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 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Elounda to Heraklion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, then kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lindos trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Lindos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Yali Beach, stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Corfu Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in September, Corfu Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Yali Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
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 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid Al Aqsa, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at ​The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate, steep yourself in history at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then take an in-depth tour of Old City of Jerusalem, then take an in-depth tour of Rockefeller Archeological Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Make your Jerusalem itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Jerusalem takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in September, you will find days in Jerusalem are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

1
day
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Jerusalem to Dahab in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 30th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Wadi Rum Fire Camp.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Wadi Rum in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Horseback Riding Tours
Wadi Rum Fire Camp ©
Wadi Rum Fire Camp

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Petra.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

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