43 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

43 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 9 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
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Sweimah, Jordan
— 1 night
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chur, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Tirano, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Doha, Qatar
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Cairo, Egypt

— 9 nights

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.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Cairo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Amman.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 3:

Amman, Jordan

— 2 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amman travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Amman takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect Amman to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 19°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 2 nights
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 1 night
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum trip app.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sweimah.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Sweimah, Jordan

— 1 night
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sweimah trip planner.

You can fly from Wadi Rum to Sweimah in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amman.

Things to do in Sweimah

Parks · Spas · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Amman, Jordan

— 1 night

White City

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amman trip planner.

Getting from Sweimah to Amman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Amman

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner.

You can fly from Amman to Rome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Rome. When traveling from Amman in May, plan for slightly colder days in Rome, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Plan my Bologna trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Rome to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Bologna are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Como.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Como tour planning site.

Getting from Bologna to Como by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Como to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To find out how to plan a trip to Geneva, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lausanne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Bern.

Things to do in Lausanne

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning site.

Getting from Lausanne to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Harderkulm, Titlis and Jungfraujoch.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interlaken travel route app.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Chur, Switzerland

— 1 night
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. You've now added Bernina Express to your itinerary.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chur trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tirano.

Things to do in Chur

Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
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Tirano, Italy

— 1 night
Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tirano day trip planner.

Getting from Chur to Tirano by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tirano are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Tirano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Milan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tirano to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tirano in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Doha.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Doha, Qatar

— 3 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Doha road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Doha takes 10 hours. Traveling from Milan to Doha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in May, with highs in Doha at 47°C and lows at 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Doha

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Dead Sea Region travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Nature & Parks · Beaches
A vacation in Jordan's Dead Sea Region allows you to relax and reinvigorate as you bathe in the beneficial waters of the salt lake, while also having access to historic sights and natural attractions. The Dead Sea Region is part of the Jordan Rift Valley, a natural depression known for its many interesting rock formations, mineral hot springs, and ancient sites. Besides floating on the water and catching the rays, things to do in the Dead Sea Region include hiking the trails of the nearby nature reserve, exploring the town of Madaba, or visiting what was reportedly the baptism site of Jesus Christ.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.