41 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

41 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Muscat, Oman
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
8
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
11
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Taif, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
16
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States

7
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Jumeirah, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Dubai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Dubai is 12 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Dubai reach 108°F and lows reach 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

2
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
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), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, then browse the different shops at Marina Mall, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi trip builder website .

Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 109°F, while at night they dip to 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

1
night
Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Mohammed Al Ameen mosque .

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Muscat day trip planner.

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Muscat in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect Muscat to be little chillier, temps between 97°F and 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Muscat

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

2
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

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 (Thu): don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, then see the interesting displays at Banque Du Liban Museum, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Beirut Souks, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, and finally don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut travel route app .

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Beirut takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Muscat to Beirut. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in August; daily highs in Beirut reach 90°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Beirut

Tours Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

1
night
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 17th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Petra, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Beirut to Petra - Wadi Musa in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Citadel, don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque, and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see where the ancients bathed at Roman baths, stop by Artisana Jordan Arts and Crafts Center, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amman vacation planner.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Spas Baths

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv), Masada National Park (in Masada) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Traveling from Amman in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

2
nights
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Monument Ali and Nino, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, and finally make a trip to Europe Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Alphabetic Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, and then don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Batumi trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Batumi in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Batumi is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in August, with highs in Batumi at 83°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

4
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Mtskheta (The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta & Jvari Church). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip itinerary site .

Drive from Batumi to Tbilisi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Batumi in August, you will find days in Tbilisi are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mtskheta
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

2
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
On the 30th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, then don't miss a visit to The Seven Mosques, then stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Medina travel route planner .

You can fly from Tbilisi to Medina in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Georgia Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tbilisi in August: high temperatures in Medina hover around 111°F and lows are around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

2
nights
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca ©
The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then admire the striking features of Kaaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, and then contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mecca day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 109°F in August, and nighttime lows around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

3
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, beaches, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Biet Nassif, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeddah trip maker website .

Take a bus from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mecca in September: highs in Jeddah hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 84°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taif.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Biet Nassif ©
Biet Nassif

1
night
Taif, Saudi Arabia

Taif ©
Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taif vacation planner .

Drive from Jeddah to Taif in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jeddah in September since evenings lows in Taif dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains
Jouri Mall ©
Jouri Mall
Al-Anoud Park ©
Al-Anoud Park

1
night
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

Al Hofuf ©
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq, explore the historical opulence of Ibrahim Palace, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Al Qarah Mountain, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Ahsa Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Al Hofuf tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Taif to Al Hofuf takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taif in September; daily highs in Al Hofuf reach 110°F and lows reach 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Qaisariah Souq ©
Qaisariah Souq
Al Ahsa Mall ©
Al Ahsa Mall

2
nights
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Al Khobar ©
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, then walk around Golden Belt Walk, and then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, then look for gifts at Mall Of Dhahran, and then deepen your understanding at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Khobar day trip site .

Traveling by car from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Al Khobar are 107°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhahran
Highlights from your plan
Mall Of Dhahran ©
Mall Of Dhahran
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

3
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Al Masmak Fortress. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Naila Art Gallery, then get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, then stroll around King Abdullah Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Al Khobar to Riyadh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Al Khobar in September: highs in Riyadh hover around 102°F, while lows dip to 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Riyadh Zoo ©
Riyadh Zoo
National Museum ©
National Museum
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque ©
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque

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