60 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Tunis, Tunisia
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Alexandria, Egypt
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h
5
Damascus, Syria
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
7
Baghdad, Iraq
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Denver, United States

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: FunWater Hammamet (in Nabeul), D'Enfidha (in Enfidha) and Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Dougga, contemplate the long history of Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, examine the collection at Dar Bach Hamba, and make a trip to Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tunis trip planner .

Denver, USA to Tunis is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Tunis. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Tunis reach 88°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Beja Governorate, Uthina (Oudhna), FunWater Hammamet
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 9:
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Dougga ©
Dougga
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park

9
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Fortress Palamidi, & more) and Loutraki (Limni Vouliagmeni & Moni Osiou Patapiou). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation site .

Fly from Tunis to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tunis to Athens. 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

Side Trips

Nafplio, Loutraki, Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 19:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

6
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte in El Alamein (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, and experience rural life at The Monastery of St. Macarius.

Discover how to plan a Alexandria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Room Escape Games

8
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Cairo, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Damascus: As Suwayda Museum (in As Suwayda) and Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi (in Maaloula). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umayyad Mosque, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), admire the landmark architecture of The Arc Gate, and get a taste of the local shopping with Souq al-Hamidiyyeh.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Damascus trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairo to Damascus. Traveling from Cairo in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Damascus, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maaloula, As Suwayda Museum
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Umayyad Mosque
Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

9
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Avdat National Park (in Mitspe Ramon), Arad (Fine Art & Doll Museum & Masada Fortress) and Ben Gurion Tomb (in Sde Boker). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation, examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem travel route planner .

Drive from Damascus to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Traveling from Damascus in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Jerusalem, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Arad, Mount Tabor, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Ben Gurion Tomb
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 18:
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
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.
Spend a fun-filled day on the 19th (Mon) at Zawraa Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator, don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Baghdad trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Jerusalem to Baghdad with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Baghdad is 1 hour. 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 Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument

9
nights
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Baghdad to Istanbul with the Route module. Traveling from Baghdad in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 73°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 30:
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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