30 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

30 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Train:  13​h 30​min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  14​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kyoto is minus 1 hour. In March, Kyoto is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Step out of the city life by going to Sapanca Lake and Halic. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Istanbul takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kyoto to Istanbul, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kyoto in March, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Sapanca Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Lycabettus and Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio), Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Anafiotika, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning site .

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth Canal, Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring, Temple of Poseidon, Lion Gate
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Panagia and Mandraki Harbour. Step out of the city life by going to Haraki Beach and Valley of the Butterflies. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, see the interesting displays at Bee Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rhodes Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of the Butterflies, The Church of the Panagia, Haraki Beach, Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, Bee Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Haraki Beach ©
Haraki Beach

6
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tayelet and Ein Bokek Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Neve Tzedek and Citadel of Acre. Venture out of the city with trips to The Beatitude Monastery (in Capernaum), Magdala (in Migdal) and Church of the Primacy of Peter (in Tabgha). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Palmach Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, Head underground at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and take in breathtaking views at Bokek River.

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Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Tel Aviv takes 5 hours. While traveling from Rhodes Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Haifa, Ein Bokek, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Magdala
Highlights from your plan
Magdala ©
Magdala
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mangrove Beach and Bibo Viaggi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Blue Lagoon. When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Dahab, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Mohamed Camping, get outside with Only One Apnea Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Tel Aviv to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dahab
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Ras Mohamed Camping ©
Ras Mohamed Camping

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MacRitchie Nature Trail and Battlebox. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kranji War Memorial and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around East Coast Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, get outside with City Scoot, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Singapore by flight takes about 17 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Singapore, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Singapore, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
Highlights from your plan
City Scoot ©
City Scoot
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park

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