21 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

21 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Cairo, Egypt
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Amman, Jordan
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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Portland, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Portland to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 3 nights

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, stop by Cooperative Issafarn Bio, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Marrakech at 100°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tunis.
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Tunis, Tunisia — 2 nights

The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tunis: Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet & Medina of Hammamet). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque nationale de Tunisie, wander the streets of Medina of Tunis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zitouna Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Tunis takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: highs in Tunis hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, then stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and finally explore the activities along Nile River. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

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Traveling by flight from Tunis to Cairo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tunis to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, admire all the interesting features of Sheikh Zayed Road, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Dubai takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Dubai is a bit warmer than Cairo - with highs of 108°F and lows of 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 3 nights

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Explore Amman's surroundings by going to Madaba (St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Mount Nebo, &more) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Decoration One Co. Ltd., make a trip to Rainbow Street, examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, and delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre.

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You can fly from Dubai to Amman in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Amman due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Amman, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Jordan travel guide

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For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.
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