15 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

15 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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15 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Las Vegas, United States

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel website .

Las Vegas, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Istanbul. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kamari Beach and Caldera Beach. Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, and learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip planning app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Fira in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Fira due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Fira to Cairo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. When traveling from Fira in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 96°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and then look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Nairobi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get much colder in Nairobi: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Chinatown and Singapore Botanic Gardens. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Singapore travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Singapore takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Nairobi to Singapore due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nairobi, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Singapore, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park

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