21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
7
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Inverness, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Inverness to Istanbul. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inverness in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, steep yourself in history at Temple Mount, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Jerusalem takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Jerusalem is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in May; daily highs in Jerusalem reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

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

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 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, contemplate the long history of The Urn Tomb, thenadmire the striking features of The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Petra. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, thenpause for some photo ops at Djinn Blocks, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Athens takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Winery Stilianou (in Kounavi) and Heraklion (Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Athens to Rethymnon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Souda Bay War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 4th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros and then contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and then kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Faliraki Beach, Village of Lindos
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, thenmake a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally experience the excitement of Locked escape rooms. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Rhodes Town in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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