26 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

26 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
2
Kavala, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
4
Konya, Turkey
— 2 nights
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
6
Tiberias, Israel
— 2 nights
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
8
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
9
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
10
Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights

3
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Byzantine Culture and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). Get some historical perspective at Arch of Galerius and Ladadika District. Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Veroia and see Vima Apostolou Pavlou, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online trip builder.

New York City, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kavala.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vima Apostolou Pavlou
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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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Kavala, Greece

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Aquaduct and then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Kavala. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Archeologikos Choros Filippi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kavala online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kavala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kavala are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kavala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archeologikos Choros Filippi
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The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala
Archeologikos Choros Filippi
Archeologikos Choros Filippi
The Aquaduct
The Aquaduct

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kavala to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kavala to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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Konya, Turkey

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, and then get engrossed in the history at Konyanuma Panorama Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapu Camii, take an in-depth tour of Ince Minare Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Konya Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Konya trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Konya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Konya dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Konya

Museums Historic Sites
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Kapu Camii ©
Kapu Camii

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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 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Konya to Petra - Wadi Musa. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Konya to Petra - Wadi Musa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

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Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capharnaum the Town of Jesus as well as Citadel of Acre. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, thendelve into the distant past at Magdala, thensteep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nazareth Village, and then steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tiberias day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tiberias takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Capernaum, Citadel of Acre, Magdala, Nazareth Village
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Masada Fortress as well as Mt of Olives. On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, thenadmire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, and finally make a trip to Western Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount, examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Garden Tomb, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tiberias to Jerusalem by bus takes about 3 hours. In May in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Masada Fortress
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Memphis Historical Site as well as Cairo Citadel. On the 23rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cairo Citadel, thenexplore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Giza itinerary app.

Fly from Jerusalem to Giza in 6 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cairo, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Memphis Historical Site ©
Memphis Historical Site

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You've added Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), Avenue of Sphinxes, Temple of Horus, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, thenappreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

You can fly from Giza to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Giza in May: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Horus
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You've now added Abu Simbel Temple Complex to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aswan online day trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Abu Simbel Temple Complex
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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