33 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

33 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Dijon, France
— 5 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 7 nights
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
8
Paris, France
— 1 night

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In December, Paris is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva online holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

5
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dijon: Lyon (DreamAway Lyon, Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, &more) and Beaune (Marche aux Vins, Galeries Bartoux Beaune, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Owl's Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Vogue, and see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Dijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dijon sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Beaune, Lyon
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary app.

Getting from Dijon to Budapest by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

7
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Haifa (Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum & The Baha'i Gardens). There's much more to do: get your game on at Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, stop by Jaffa Old City, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online travel planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Tel Aviv in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Tel Aviv is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tel Aviv, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Haifa, The Church of the Annunciation, Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip tool.

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Cairo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Cairo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Pont Alexandre III.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel website.

Getting from Cairo to Paris by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cairo to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect nights in Paris to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 8°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Highlights from your plan
Pont Alexandre III ©
Pont Alexandre III

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