58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 5 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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Salalah, Oman
— 1 night
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Al Hamra, Oman
— 2 nights
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Muscat, Oman
— 8 nights

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Baalbeck, Lebanon

Baalbeck ©
Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, then don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, then steep yourself in history at Temples of Baalbek, and finally contemplate the long history of Baalbek Roman Ruins.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baalbeck online travel planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Baalbeck is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Baalbeck is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baalbeck, with lows around 13°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goreme.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

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Goreme, Turkey

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.
Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Art & History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Cappadocia Dowry Carpet and La Maison du Kilimfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goreme road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baalbeck to Goreme. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Baalbeck in January: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Avanos, Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ancient City of Ephesus and Trajan's Fountain. Head to Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art and Fusion Outlet Centerfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Turkish Bath Museum, step into the grandiose world of Keci Kalesi, and stroll through Pamucak Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online trip maker.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Maket Koy ©
Maket Koy
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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Pamukkale, Turkey

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Get a sense of the local culture at Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petra and Al-Beidha - Little Petra. The Urn Tomb and Temple of Dushares will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, admire the striking features of The Great Temple, explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan, and steep yourself in history at Silk Tomb.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Petra - Wadi Musa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Petra - Wadi Musa in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Get some cultural insight at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wadi Rum Desert Tours and explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Doha.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Off-Road Tours
Lawrence's House ©
Lawrence's House

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Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Step out of the city life by going to Sealine Beach and Dukhan Beach. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Illusions and National Museum of Qatar. Change things up with these side-trips from Doha: Al Wakrah Souk (in Al Wakrah), Corniche (in Al Khor) and Fuwairit Beach (in Fuwayrit). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, examine the collection at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and go for a walk through Souq Waqif.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Doha tour website.

Getting from Wadi Rum to Doha by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Doha can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Al Ain.

Things to do in Doha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Dukhan Beach, Sealine Beach, Al Wakrah Souk, Corniche, Fuwairit Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sealine Beach ©
Sealine Beach
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©
A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Get in touch with nature at Jebel Hafeet and Firing Range. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and Qasr al Muwaiji. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Al Jahili Fort, stroll around Jahil Park, browse the different shops at Bawadi Mall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Al Ain Zoo.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Al Ain journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Doha to Al Ain takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Al Ain due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

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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.
Do your shopping at Marina Mall and Warehouse 421. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Saadiyat Public Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, take an in-depth tour of Qasr Al Hosn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corniche Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Abu Dhabi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Safaris
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Appreciate the collections at Al Fahidi Fort and Sharjah Heritage Museum. Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Sharjah (Souk Al Arsah, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, &more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, kick back and relax at Kite Beach by Meraas, and stroll around Al Mamzar Beach Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubai day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sharjah
Highlights from your plan
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort
Safaris

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Salalah, Oman

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Al Mughsail Beach and then kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salalah trip app.

You can fly from Dubai to Salalah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Salalah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Al Fizayah Beach ©
Al Fizayah Beach
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach

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Al Hamra, Oman

Al Hamra ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, steep yourself in history at Nizwa Fort, and then explore the stunning scenery at Wadi Nakhr Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Snake Gorge, explore the stunning scenery at Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Shams.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Al Hamra online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salalah to Al Hamra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Salalah in February: high temperatures in Al Hamra hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Al Hamra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nizwa, Snake Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Jebel Shams ©
Jebel Shams
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nakhal Fort and Al Alam Palace. Head to Murtada A.K. Trading and Mutrah Souqfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Al Thowarah Hot Springs (in Nakhl) and Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve (in Seeb). There's much more to do: stroll through Qurum Beach, see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, have fun and explore at The National Museum of Oman, and brush up on your military savvy at Sultan's Armed Forces Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Muscat travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Al Hamra to Muscat with the Route module. Traveling from Al Hamra in February, things will get a bit warmer in Muscat: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Muscat

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Muscat Governorate, Nakhl, Murtada A.K. Trading, Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair
Nakhal Fort ©
Nakhal Fort
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve ©
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve

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