32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Thimphu, Bhutan

— 3 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, admire the striking features of Tango Buddhist College, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pangri Zampa Monastery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip maker app.

Quito, Ecuador to Thimphu is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is 11 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Paro, Bhutan

— 2 nights
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, and then make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang and then soothe aching muscles at Tshetob Ying Yum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paro trip site.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Spas

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
On the 12th (Mon), browse the different shops at Marina Mall, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and then make a trip to The Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and then get engrossed in the history at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paro to Abu Dhabi takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paro to Abu Dhabi. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Paro in July; daily highs in Abu Dhabi reach 50°C and lows reach 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Sun) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Jerusalem, Israel

— 4 nights

Holy City

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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, take in the exciting artwork at Levantine Gallery, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online travel route planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Jerusalem in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Tel Aviv, Israel

— 4 nights

White City

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.
When in Tel Aviv, make a side trip to see Ayalon Institute Museum in Rehovot, approximately Rehovot away. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and stop by Neve Tzedek.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Goreme, Turkey

— 4 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 duringĀ Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip website.

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Goreme in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.

United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.3
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.