26 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

26 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18​h 30​min
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Jerusalem, Israel
— Few hours
bus:  15​min
2
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Tel Aviv, Israel
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Hurghada, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
10
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Naxos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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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 20th (Wed), take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, then admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and finally steep yourself in history at Western Wall.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Israel Standard Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center, revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then contemplate the long history of Church of the Nativity, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gush Etzion Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Star Street, then examine the collection at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, then Head underground at Qumran Caves, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem trip builder site .

Bethlehem is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gush Etzion Heritage Center
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Under 1000 Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel), wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and finally take in the waterfront at Tayelet.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Bethlehem to Tel Aviv in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Cairo on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Outdoors Parks

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Al-Azhar Park and then wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online travel planner .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in May: high temperatures in Abu Simbel hover around 46°C and lows are around 28°C. You will leave for Aswan on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aswan travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Luxor sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then browse the different shops at Senzo Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada vacation planning website .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in May, you will find days in Hurghada are slightly colder (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'for plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, look for gifts at Ermou Spirits Cava Pittaras Trade Beverages, and take in the exciting artwork at Pandora Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens visit planning tool .

You can fly from Hurghada to Athens in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hurghada in June, things will get slightly colder in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, look for gifts at 100% Mykonos, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, and finally stroll through Super Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip maker website .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Visit Portara and Kastro for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Fish & Olive and L- Art Gallery & Decor. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chalkio, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Plaka Beach, Agios Prokopios Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Head to Art Space and Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorinifor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planning site .

You can drive from Naxos Town to Fira in 5 hours. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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