38 days in South Pacific, Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

38 days in South Pacific, Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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1
Brisbane, Australia
— 7 nights
2
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
3
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 4 nights
4
Paphos, Cyprus
— 5 nights
5
Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 day
7
Essaouira, Morocco
— 1 night
8
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
9
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights

7
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and Caloundra Lighthouses. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kondalilla Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral, and snap pictures at Kurilpa Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Montville, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Scuba & Snorkeling, Caloundra Lighthouses
Highlights from your plan
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
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.
Visiting Stegna Beach and Plakia Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Our Lady of Filerimos and Ancient Kamiros. Venture out of the city with trips to Kounaki Wines (in Ebonas), The Church of the Panagia (in Lindos) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mandraki Harbour, contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Evaggelismoy ths Theotokoy, and kick back and relax at Traganou Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Rhodes Town in 32 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect Rhodes Town to be colder, temps between 17°C and 11°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, Kounaki Wines, Plakia Beach, Stegna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights

4
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Zenobia Wreck and Sea Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Ayia Thekla Beach and Glyki Nero Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (Othello Castle & Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque), Ancient Shipwreck Museum (in Kyrenia) and Church Panagia Angeloktisti (in Kiti). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Charalambos, go deep with a submarine tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Georgios Church, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ayia Napa tour itinerary builder app.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Ayia Napa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Famagusta, Protaras, Zenobia Wreck, Ancient Shipwreck Museum, Church Panagia Angeloktisti
Highlights from your plan
Ayia Thekla Beach ©
Ayia Thekla Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Submarine Tours

5
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Latchi Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agios Neophytos Monastery and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul. Venture out of the city with trips to Nelion Winery (in Praitori), Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery (in Pano Panayia). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, make a trip to The House of Dionysus, do a tasting at Fikardos Winery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Ekaterini.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Paphos driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Paphos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Beirut.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nelion Winery, Agia Ekaterini, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul ©
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Al-Omari Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Beirut journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paphos to Beirut takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Beirut, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Beirut

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Badaro ©
Badaro
Al-Omari Mosque ©
Al-Omari Mosque
Nicolas Sursock Museum ©
Nicolas Sursock Museum

1
day
Marrakech, Morocco

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Miaara Jewish Cemetery and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Marrakech takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Beirut to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Marrakech. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Baths · Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Turkish Baths
Miaara Jewish Cemetery ©
Miaara Jewish Cemetery

1
night
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Essaouira trip planner.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Alcazaba de Antequera and Santuario de la Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Teatro Romano and Dolmen de Menga. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Ronda (La Ciudad, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, &more), Lobo Park (in Antequera) and Playa La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas), don't miss a visit to Points of View Sculpture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Malaga in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Essaouira to Malaga due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ronda, Antequera, Torremolinos, Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas)
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera
La Ciudad ©
La Ciudad
Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sinagoga del Agua and Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla. Get some historical perspective at Holy Chapel of the Saviour and Monasterio Cartuja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Ubeda (Centro Historico & Iglesia de San Nicolas), Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba (in Almeria) and Bodega Barranco Oscuro (in Cadiar). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias).

Before you visit Granada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, Granada is a bit cooler than Malaga - with highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Ubeda, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, Bodega Barranco Oscuro
Highlights from your plan
Sinagoga del Agua ©
Sinagoga del Agua
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Nikolai Church and Old Lighthouse Travemuende. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sankt Jakobi Church and Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Gothmund, An der Obertrave, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Bucerius Kunst Forum, take an in-depth tour of Krameramtswohnungen (Flats for Small Trader's Guild), pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche, and kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Hamburg takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Granada in January; daily highs in Hamburg reach 3°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lubeck, Old Lighthouse Travemuende, Wildpark Schwarze Berge, St. Nikolai Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Nikolai Church ©
St. Nikolai Church
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck ©
Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck

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