29 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

29 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

9
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tayelet and Frishman Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Masada National Park and Avdat National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Aviv (Independence Hall Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, & more), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Masada Fortress (in Arad). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bethesda, and contemplate the long history of Temple Mount.

Plan my day in Jerusalem using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Jerusalem is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Jerusalem. In January, Jerusalem is colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Masada Fortress, Agur Winery, Avdat National Park
Highlights from your plan
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

3
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Visiting Coral Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Tombs of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas), Kourion (in Limassol) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). Next up on the itinerary: do some two-wheel cruising with STS Motor Rentals, delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, and take in the exciting artwork at Neldi Art Gallery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paphos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Paphos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay, Scuba & Snorkeling, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Kourion
Highlights from your plan
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Jeita Grotto and Pigeon Rocks in Raouche. Get some historical perspective at Beit Eddine and Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hamra Street, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, and wander the streets of Beirut Souks.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beirut trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Paphos to Beirut in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Beirut are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Jeita Grotto, Beit Eddine
Highlights from your plan
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Goreme National Park and Goreme Acikhava Muzesi. Spend the 7th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goreme holiday builder tool .

Getting from Beirut to Goreme by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Beirut to Goreme, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Beirut in February: highs in Goreme hover around 12°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
Balloon Rides

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.
Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Bosphorus Strait and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Horn, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from the city and head to Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaka and Acropolis of Athens. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hymettus, contemplate the long history of Areopagus, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in February: highs in Athens hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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