16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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.
On the 27th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Jeita Grotto and then kick back and relax at Chir Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beirut trip itinerary site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Beirut is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Beirut due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in May, things will get little chillier in Beirut: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jeita Grotto, Chir Bay
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, stroll through Kamari Beach, and get great views at Sunset in Oia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Fira takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Beirut in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Fira, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Interlaken (Hohematte Park & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Zurich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fira in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Aare River
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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