26 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

26 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Cairo, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Goreme, Turkey
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You've added Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Spice Souk, Deira Old Souk Abra Station, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: stop by Dubai Gold Souk and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Washington, USA to Dubai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In August, Dubai is much warmer than Washington - with highs of 108°F and lows of 91°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) as well as Cairo Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Dubai to Cairo in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Cairo at 96°F and lows at 78°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Medinet Habu, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Valley of the Kings, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 107°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Psarou beach, Platis Gialos Beach and Megali Ammos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Megali Ammos, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Mykonos Town takes 49 hours. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 3 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get a taste of the local shopping with Mnemossyne Gallery, and look for gifts at Eponymo.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monastiraki Flea Market, Roman Agora, Central Market, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip site.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
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To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

Goreme, Turkey

— 2 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Ihlara Valley, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip maker website.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

Your day by day itinerary now includes Pierre Loti Tepesi as well as Grand Bazaar Jewelers. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then stop by Grand Bazaar Jewelers, then get to know the fascinating history of Pierre Loti Tepesi, and finally explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Istanbul tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Goreme, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Dubai.

Things to do in Istanbul

Nature · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 1 night

City of Gold

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Fly from Istanbul to Dubai in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Dubai is 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for much hotter days in Dubai, with highs around 108°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 91°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

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.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.