60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  20 h
1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Port Sudan, Sudan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Khartoum, Sudan
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  3 h 30 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
12
Edirne, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
13
Gallipoli, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 11 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
15
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
16
Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then take a stroll through Underground Gallery, and finally stroll around Salam Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Al Ma'athar Cave Park, walk around King Abdullah Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Riyadh online vacation maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Riyadh is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brisbane to Riyadh due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
National Museum ©
National Museum
Salam Park ©
Salam Park

3
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Explore Jeddah's surroundings by going to Mecca (Station of Ibrahim, Kaaba, &more).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Jeddah road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Jeddah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh in March, things will get a bit warmer in Jeddah: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Port Sudan.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mecca
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

1
night
Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan ©
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. On the 13th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Sesibi Temple, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sanganeb National Park, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Sedeinga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Sudan trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jeddah to Port Sudan with the Route module. Traveling from Jeddah to Port Sudan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sanganeb National Park ©
Sanganeb National Park
Sesibi Temple ©
Sesibi Temple

1
night
Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum ©
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Khartoum War Cemetery, then shop like a local with Mojo Gallery, then examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, and finally gain insight at University of Khartoum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Khartoum attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Port Sudan to Khartoum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Khartoum can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sudan National Museum ©
Sudan National Museum
Mojo Gallery ©
Mojo Gallery
University of Khartoum ©
University of Khartoum

3
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jazirat al Malik.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip planning tool.

Getting from Khartoum to Aswan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Khartoum in March: high temperatures in Aswan hover around 37°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

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nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Aswan in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

1
night
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey and then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ieros Naos Evaggelistria (in Nafplio), Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Alexandria to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in March; daily highs in Athens reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Ieros Naos Evaggelistria
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, browse the exhibits of The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip site.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In March in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Ano Mera, Mykonos, Agios Stefanos Church, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes & The Beatitude Monastery), Jerusalem (Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Old City of Jerusalem, &more) and Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Ben-Gurion House, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and have some family-friendly fun at TLV 2048.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv online trip builder.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Tel Aviv in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Tel Aviv. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
Edirne, Turkey

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Take a break from Edirne with a short trip to Ataturk Evi in Kirklareli, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, stop by Edirne Saray Sekerleme, browse the eclectic array of goods at Selimiye Arasta Carsisi, and examine the collection at Edirne Kent Muzesi.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edirne road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Tel Aviv to Edirne with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Edirne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ataturk Evi
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

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Gallipoli, Turkey

Gallipoli ©
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 16th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gallipoli National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gallipoli tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edirne to Gallipoli in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Eceabat
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Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park

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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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary planner.

Getting from Gallipoli to Istanbul by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Istanbul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isfahan trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Isfahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Isfahan is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you will find days in Isfahan are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Isfahan Seashell Museum ©
Isfahan Seashell Museum

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Majd Telephone Store, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, and examine the collection at Omidvar Brothers Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tehran trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Isfahan to Tehran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Isfahan in May, Tehran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

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