60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
3
Beirut, Lebanon
— 4 nights
4
Damascus, Syria
— 4 nights
5
Baghdad, Iraq
— 1 night
6
Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
7
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
8
Doha, Qatar
— 4 nights
9
Muscat, Oman
— 4 nights
10
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
12
Manama, Bahrain
— 3 nights
13
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
14
Sanaa, Yemen
— 1 day
15
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
16
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
17
Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights

7
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Charlotte, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: highs in Istanbul hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 9:
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
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 is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get great views at Sunset Point, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Goreme visit planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Avanos, Ortahisar, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Byblos (Saint Charbel Tomb & Byblos Castle), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins & Temples of Baalbek) and Bkassine Pine Forest (in Jezzine). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and take in the waterfront activity at Saint-George Yacht Club and Marina.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Beirut day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Beirut takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Beirut due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in April: high temperatures in Beirut hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Byblos, Baalbeck, Bkassine Pine Forest
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

4
nights
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Get out of town with these interesting Damascus side-trips: Maaloula (Ma'alula Village (Maaloula), Mar Sarkis, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel, get a taste of the local shopping with Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, and explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Damascus trip maker app.

You can drive from Beirut to Damascus in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Damascus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Maaloula
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

1
night
Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baghdad trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Damascus to Baghdad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Damascus to Baghdad, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Damascus in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Baghdad: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument

3
nights
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: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, contemplate the long history of Borje Toghrol, take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, and examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tehran trip maker website.

Fly from Baghdad to Tehran in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Baghdad to Tehran. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Baghdad in April: high temperatures in Tehran hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Azadi Tower ©
Azadi Tower

3
nights
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Change things up with a short trip to Kuwait Red Fort in Jahra (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, admire the natural beauty at Al Shaheed Park, shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, and examine the collection at Mirror House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuwait City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Kuwait City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Kuwait City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tehran in April, with highs in Kuwait City at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kuwait Red Fort, Bait Al Outhman Museum
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bait Al Outhman Museum ©
Bait Al Outhman Museum
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Mirror House ©
Mirror House

4
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Change things up with a short trip to Sealine Beach in Mesaieed (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, browse the collection at Qatar National Library, let the kids burn off some steam at MIA Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katara Mosque.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Doha day trip planner.

Fly from Kuwait City to Doha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Doha are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sealine Beach
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

4
nights
Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Change things up with a short trip to Nakhal Fort in Nakhl (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, have fun and explore at The National Museum of Oman, stop by Al Besat Al Hariri, and make a trip to Centre for Omani Dress at Bait Al Zubair.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Muscat trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Doha to Muscat takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Muscat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in May, Muscat is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Muscat

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Muscat Governorate, Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Nakhal Fort
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve ©
Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
Walking tours

4
nights
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.
Abu Dhabi is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the galleries of Qasr Al Hosn, and admire the striking features of Qasr Al Watan.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

You can fly from Muscat to Abu Dhabi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Abu Dhabi when traveling from Muscat in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubai road trip tool.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Dubai are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

3
nights
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Change things up with a short trip to King Fahd Causeway in Saar (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a splash at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, make a trip to Arad Fort, get answers to all your questions at Bab el-Bahrain Souk, and see the interesting displays at Beit Al Qur'an.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Manama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Manama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Manama is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Manama are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saar, Arad Fort
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park ©
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)

1
night
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, thenstop by Underground Gallery, and finally stroll around King Abdullah Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Riyadh trip planner.

You can fly from Manama to Riyadh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

1
day
Sanaa, Yemen

Sanaa ©
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen and then step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar.

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

Getting from Riyadh to Sanaa by combination of flight and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Riyadh in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Sanaa: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
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Dar al-Hajar ©
Dar al-Hajar
Bab al-Yemen ©
Bab al-Yemen

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Montreal Crusader Castle and then steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

Find out how to plan Petra - Wadi Musa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sanaa to Petra - Wadi Musa in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

3
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Get out of town with these interesting Amman side-trips: Jerash Ruins (in Jerash), Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun) and Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map, Mount Nebo, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Citadel, explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater, examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, and don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amman planner.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Amman, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash Ruins, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

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Jerusalem, Israel

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, explore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online vacation planner.

You can fly from Amman to Jerusalem in 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Jerusalem are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mount Tabor, The Church of the Annunciation, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Jaffa Old City
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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