32 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

32 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly + train:  13​h
1
Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
9
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
12
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Pune, India

2
nights
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
The Baha'i Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony, admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, make a trip to Louis Promenade, then make a trip to Yefe Nof Street, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Magdala, then examine the collection at Nazareth Village, and then pause for some photo ops at The statue of Alexander Zaid.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Haifa tour planner .

Pune, India to Haifa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pune to Haifa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Haifa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nazareth, Magdala, The statue of Alexander Zaid
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Masada National Park (in Masada) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, steep yourself in history at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels.

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Traveling by bus from Haifa to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Jaffa Old City
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxor route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Luxor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Jerusalem in January, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
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.
You've now added Swim with Dolphins to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hurghada sightseeing planner.

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Sphinx. On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Giza travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Giza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toCairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Cairo is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo itinerary maker tool .

Cairo is very close to Giza. In January, daytime highs in Cairo are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum trip planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Wadi Rum in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, steep yourself in history at Petra, then delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, and finally delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find out how to plan a trip to Petra - Wadi Musa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

2
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, then pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Selcuk in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Selcuk. In January, daytime highs in Selcuk are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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