36 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

36 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
2
Aqaba, Jordan
— 3 nights
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
4
Beirut, Lebanon
— 5 nights
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
8
Marmaris, Turkey
— 4 nights

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Masada National Park and Dead Sea. Explore hidden gems such as Mt of Olives and Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Jerusalem is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Jerusalem is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in June, with highs in Jerusalem at °C and lows at °C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Dead Sea
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel ©
Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel

3
nights
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba ©
Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wadi Rum Protected Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Step out of Aqaba to go to Eilat and see Underwater Observatory Marine Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

Plan trip to Aqaba with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Aqaba takes 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in June: high temperatures in Aqaba hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eilat, Wadi Rum Protected Area
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, thendelve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, thenexplore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares.

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Traveling by car from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

5
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.
Temples of Baalbek and Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: LAZY B BEACH CLUB and Iris Beach Club Damour. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine), Shouf Cedars Reserve (in Barouk) and Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar (in Anjar). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, stop by Selim Mouzannar, appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Emir Munzer Tannoukhi.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Beirut takes 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beit Eddine, Shouf Cedars Reserve, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Iris Beach Club Damour, Jeita Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
LAZY B BEACH CLUB ©
LAZY B BEACH CLUB

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Hole and Mahmya Island. Visiting Shark's Bay Beach and Mount Sinai will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, tour the water at your own pace with VS-divers, trot along with The Stable, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh journey website.

Fly from Beirut to Sharm El Sheikh in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mount Sinai, Blue Hole, Mahmya Island
Highlights from your plan
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

5
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 in touch with nature at Goreme National Park and Fairy Chimneys. Visit Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Uchisar Castle for their historical value. Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, trot along with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip website.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Goreme in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Goreme. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, you will find days in Goreme are slightly colder (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Get in touch with nature at Halic and Luxury Istanbul. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul route builder tool.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Relax by the water at Icmeler Beach and Marmaris Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Caunos Tombs of the Kings and Marmaris Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, stop by Homemade By Rachel, Marmaris, and wander the streets of Bar Street Marmaris.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip maker site.

Fly from Istanbul to Marmaris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Marmaris are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dalyan, Icmeler
Highlights from your plan
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

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