53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 8 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 7 nights
Bus
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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
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Bus to Modi'in Railway Station/Center, Train to Tel Aviv, Fly to Beirut
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 8 nights
Fly
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Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Bus to Mojkovac, Drive to Pec
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Pec, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pristina, Kosovo
— 6 nights
Fly
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 3 nights
Fly to Sumburgh Airport, Drive to Lerwick
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive to Sumburgh Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Dublin, Ireland

— 8 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get outdoors at Vagabond Tours and Bray Head. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dublin Mountains and Howth Hills. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Devils Glen (in Wicklow) and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray (in Bray). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wicklow Mountains National Park, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Dublin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Valletta.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Valletta, Malta

— 6 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Step out of the city life by going to Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) and Malta Falconry Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valletta Waterfront and Siege Bell War Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to Xemxija Heritage Trail in St. Paul's Bay (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, see some colorful creatures with Corsair Diving Malta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu, and witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Valletta attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Valletta takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Valletta at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Israel

— 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ramat HaNadiv and Tel Afek - En Afek Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tayelet and Let's Walk - Hike & Travel Israel with Omer Ziv. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Arbel National Park (in Tiberias) and Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve (in Beit Shemesh). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Acadia Beach, and take a stroll around Nalagaat Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Valletta to Tel Aviv in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Tel Aviv. June in Tel Aviv sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

— 4 nights
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of the Nativity and Walk Palestine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bethlehem: Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Winery, Gush Etzion Heritage Center, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil (Abraham Path), get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center, stop by Star Street, and make a trip to Milk Grotto.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bethlehem holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Tel Aviv to Bethlehem takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ramallah.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the West Bank

Founded in the 16th century, the small city of Ramallah has built a reputation as the "Cultural Capital of the West Bank," known for its open-minded religious attitude.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Taybeh Winery, take an in-depth tour of Yasser Arafat Museum, then don't miss a visit to Arafat's Tomb, then Head underground at Qumran Caves, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Zawyeh Gallery. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Ein Mabua and then explore the galleries of Dar Zahran Heritage Building.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ramallah using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bethlehem to Ramallah takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Ramallah

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beirut, Lebanon

— 8 nights

Paris of the East

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pigeon Rocks in Raouche and Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque. Take a break from the city and head to Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve and The Cedars of God. Venture out of the city with trips to Qadisha Valley (in Bcharre), Phoenician Wall (in Batroun) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, and stroll through Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Ramallah to Beirut in 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Budva.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Budva, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Slovenska Beach, admire the natural beauty at Miločer Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Layered Rocks of Rafailovići. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Budva Old Town, steep yourself in history at Citadel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, then stroll through Mogren Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budva online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Budva takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Budva. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Pec.

Things to do in Budva

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pec, Kosovo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Bazaar of Peja, explore the fascinating underground world of Sleeping beauty Cave, then explore the stunning scenery at Rugova Canyon, and finally contemplate the long history of Patriarchate of Pec. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Visoki Decani Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mirusha Waterfalls, and then admire the sheer force of White Drin Waterfall.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pec trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Budva to Pec takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Pec

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pristina, Kosovo

— 6 nights
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Sanctuary Prishtina & Thesaret e Natyres and Pristina National Library. Step out of the city life by going to Shar Mountain National Park and Marble Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pristina: Prizren (Emin Pasa Camii (Emin Pasha Mosque), Kalaja Fortress, &more) and Gracanica (Ulpiana & Gracanica Monastery). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Newborn Monument, explore the galleries of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), ponder the design of Shadervani Fountain, and see the interesting displays at Illusium.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pristina, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pec to Pristina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Pristina

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Trollkonufingur, then admire all the interesting features of Gasadalur Tunnel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sandavagur Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes, then cast your line with Nordlysid, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariukirkjan.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vagar Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pristina to Vagar Island takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pristina to Vagar Island due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Vagar Island are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lerwick, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland centred 123mi off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Get in touch with nature at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Noss National Nature Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Shetland Museum and Archives and Roundabout Shetland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lerwick: Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary (in Hillswick) and Mavis Grind (in Brae). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Shetland Textile Museum, look for gifts at The Shetland Fudge Company Ltd, and kick back and relax at Spiggie Beach.

Discover how to plan a Lerwick trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vagar Island to Lerwick. In July in Lerwick, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lerwick

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · 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.

Palestinian Territories travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Three entities occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967, the Palestinian Territories include East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. Although the political status of this area remains the subject of negotiations, tourist attractions in the Palestinian Territories continue to appeal to curious travelers from distant corners of the globe. A trip to this part of the world takes you back in time and allows you to discover numerous locations prominently mentioned in the Bible, including the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, and the Judean Desert. Many begin their tour of the Palestinian Territories in Ramallah, the area's de facto capital and an ideal place from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Lebanon travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Kosovo travel guide

3.9
Monuments · Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Tourist Spots
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Shetland Islands travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Ruins · Nature & Wildlife Tours