33 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

33 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Salalah, Oman
— 1 night
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Muscat, Oman
— 3 nights

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pub Crawl Beirut. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): join in the after-dark buzz at Pub Crawl Beirut.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beirut trip planning app.

Lahore, Pakistan to Beirut is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Beirut, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in December, Beirut is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Beirut

Nightlife · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve ©
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You've now added hadrian Cafe Bar to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, take a stroll through Kaleici, then contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at hadrian Cafe Bar. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, then delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya road trip website.

Getting from Beirut to Antalya by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Beirut in December, with highs in Antalya at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Sultans Seramik, then admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in December, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around -3°C, while days are much colder, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Cistern Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

Make your Istanbul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), and then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bab al-Futuh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Arts.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you will find days in Cairo are warmer (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) ©
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Museum of Islamic Arts ©
Museum of Islamic Arts

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor Temple has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, then take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery. On the next day, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luxor attractions planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

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Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Get some historical perspective at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Downtown Bazaar, tee off at El Gouna Golf Club, and explore the gorgeous colors at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium.

Make your Hurghada itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Appreciate the collections at Sharm Papyrus Museum and St Catherine Shop. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Heavenly Cathedral and Shark Diving. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and head outdoors with San Marino Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally explore the ancient world of Street of Facades.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Petra - Wadi Musa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

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Amman, Jordan

Amman ©

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Nadia Dajani Jewellery, delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hercules, and finally view the masterpieces at Project Positive Soulful Creations.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amman visit site.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Amman are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Amman

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Temple of Hercules ©
Temple of Hercules
Project Positive Soulful Creations ©
Project Positive Soulful Creations

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Msheireb Museums, then get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katara Mosque, and then browse the range of quality goods at Mall of Qatar.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Doha trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Amman to Doha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Amman to Doha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amman in December: high temperatures in Doha hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Doha

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Msheireb Museums ©
Msheireb Museums

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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.
Shop till you drop at Al Wahda Mall and The Galleria Al Maryah Island. Get outdoors at Saadiyat Beach Club and Nation Riviera Beach Club. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and steep yourself in history at Heritage Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi online travel planner.

You can drive from Doha to Abu Dhabi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Abu Dhabi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Abu Dhabi when traveling from Doha in December, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Louvre Abu Dhabi ©
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Beach Club ©
Saadiyat Beach Club

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marina Beach and La Mer. For shopping fun, head to The Dubai Mall or Souk Madinat Jumeirah. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mamzar Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubai online vacation maker.

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
La Mer ©
La Mer

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the activities along Al Balid Archeological Site, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land, then hunt for treasures at Al-Husn Souq, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Mosque.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salalah itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dubai to Salalah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salalah can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Muscat.

Things to do in Salalah

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Al Balid Archeological Site ©
Al Balid Archeological Site
Sultan Qaboos Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, examine the collection at Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre, then explore the galleries of Murtada A.K. Trading, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Snake Canyon. On the next day, kick back and relax at Qurum Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Hajjar Mountains, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebble Beach, and finally hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Muscat visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salalah to Muscat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Muscat is a bit cooler than Salalah - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Muscat

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Snake Canyon ©
Snake Canyon
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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