60 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Tunis, Tunisia
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 8 nights
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Damascus, Syria
— 5 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 9 nights
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Baghdad, Iraq
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights

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Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tunis side-trips: D'Enfidha (in Enfidha), FunWater Hammamet (in Nabeul) and Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Dougga, don't miss a visit to Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes, examine the collection at Dar Bach Hamba, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tunis trip maker tool.

Denver, USA to Tunis is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Tunis. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Tunis reach 88°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 9:
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Must see
Dougga
4.8
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Specialty Museum
The National Bardo Museum
4.5
World heritage site
Ichkeul National Park
4.4

9
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Loutraki (Limni Vouliagmeni & Moni Osiou Patapiou), Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Fortress Palamidi, &more) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens day trip site.

Fly from Tunis to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 19:
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Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7
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World heritage site
Archaeological Site Mycenae
4.4

6
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
When in Alexandria, make a side trip to see Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte in El Alamein, approximately El Alamein away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Alexandria takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
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©
Historic Site
Fort Qaitbey
4.0
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
5.0

8
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Cairo, Egypt

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Cairo sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:
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Must see
Photography Tours
5.0
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World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza
4.4

5
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.
Explore Damascus' surroundings by going to Maaloula (Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi & Deir Mar Takla). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, and expand your understanding of the military at The Citadel.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairo to Damascus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairo in October since evenings lows in Damascus dip to 52°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Religious Site
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
4.8
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Flea Market
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
4.7

9
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Holy City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Avdat National Park (in Mitspe Ramon), Arad (Fine Art & Doll Museum & Masada Fortress) and Ben Gurion Tomb (in Sde Boker). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to Ein Kerem, explore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, and stop by Jaffa Old City.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jerusalem online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Damascus to Jerusalem takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Damascus in October since evenings lows in Jerusalem dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 18:
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2
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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.
Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Iraqi Museum, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and make a trip to Al-Shaheed Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baghdad online trip builder.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Baghdad in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in October: highs in Baghdad hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Theme Park
Zawraa Park
3.4
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Specialty Museum
Iraqi Museum
4.4

9
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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Baghdad to Istanbul with the Route module. While traveling from Baghdad, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 30:
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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