53 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

53 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Salmiya, Kuwait
— 1 night
2
Beirut, Lebanon
— 5 nights
3
Kfardebian, Lebanon
— 1 night
4
Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
5
Bcharre, Lebanon
— 2 nights
6
Sur, Lebanon
— 1 night
7
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
8
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
9
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
10
Aqaba, Jordan
— 3 nights
11
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
12
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 2 nights
13
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
14
Nazareth, Israel
— 3 nights
15
Baghdad, Iraq
— 2 nights
16
Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
17
Yazd, Iran
— 2 nights
18
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
19
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
20
Famagusta, Cyprus
— 3 nights
21
Amwaj Islands, Bahrain
— 1 night
22
Manama, Bahrain
— 2 nights
23
Riffa, Bahrain
— 1 night
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Zallaq, Bahrain
— 2 nights

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Salmiya, Kuwait

Salmiya ©
Salmiya is a city area in Hawalli Governorate in the State of Kuwait.Salmiya is administratively divided into 12 blocks. On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kuwait National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Cathedral Parish, make a trip to Spoons Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Shamlan Mosque, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al - Muzini Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sheikh Mubarak Kiosk, contemplate the long history of Kuwait Red Fort, thencontemplate the long history of The Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil & Gas Exhibition, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at National Evangelical Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque.

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San Francisco, USA to Salmiya is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 11 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Salmiya to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Salmiya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kuwait City, Kuwait Red Fort, Al - Muzini Mosque, The Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil & Gas Exhibition
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Holy Family Cathedral Parish ©
Holy Family Cathedral Parish
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Al Shaheed Park ©
Al Shaheed Park

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and National Museum of Beirut. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Our Lady of Lebanon and Saint Charbel Tomb. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beirut: Sidon (Soap Museum - Saida, Crusaders Sea Castle, &more) and Byblos (Saint John-Marc Cathedral, Roman Theater, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Nicolas Sursock Museum, learn more about the world around you at American University of Beirut Museum, wander the streets of Churches of Harissa, and explore the ancient world of Roman Baths.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Beirut trip planner.

You can fly from Salmiya to Beirut in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Salmiya to Beirut, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salmiya in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beirut, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kfardebian.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Byblos, Sidon, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Churches of Harissa, Our Lady of Lebanon
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb
Byblos Castle ©
Byblos Castle

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Kfardebian, Lebanon

Kfardebian ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Faqra Temple, explore the activities along Chouane Lake, pause for some photo ops at Saint Charbel Statue, thentake in the views from Jisr el Hajar - Kfardebian Natural Bridge, and finally fly down the slopes at Mzaar Kfardebian.

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Traveling by car from Beirut to Kfardebian takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Kfardebian

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chouane Lake, Saint Charbel Statue
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Mzaar Kfardebian ©
Mzaar Kfardebian
Faqra Temple ©
Faqra Temple
Saint Charbel Statue ©
Saint Charbel Statue

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Baalbeck, Lebanon

Baalbeck ©
Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Baalbek Roman Ruins, explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saieda Khaoula - Mosque, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baalbeck travel route planner.

You can drive from Kfardebian to Baalbeck in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bcharre.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Bekaa Valley ©
Bekaa Valley

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Bcharre, Lebanon

Bcharre ©
Sitting at 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level and nestled between a mountain and a valley, Bcharre offers holiday goers breathtaking views.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Qadisha Valley, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Diman Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Hadchit. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Qannoubin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Qozhaya, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Mar Elisha, thensteep yourself in history at The Cedars of God, and finally see the interesting displays at Gibran Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bcharre trip tool.

Traveling by car from Baalbeck to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bcharre can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sur.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ehden
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Deir Qannoubin ©
Deir Qannoubin
The Cedars of God ©
The Cedars of God
Deir Qozhaya ©
Deir Qozhaya

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Sur, Lebanon

Sur ©
Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Tyre Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Cana, don't miss a visit to Roman Hippodrome, thensteep yourself in history at Tyre Hippodrome, and finally explore the ancient world of Tyre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sur trip planning website.

Drive from Bcharre to Sur in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bcharre in January, expect Sur to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tyre Hippodrome, Grotte de Cana
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Grotte de Cana ©
Grotte de Cana
Tyre ©
Tyre
Tyre Hippodrome ©
Tyre Hippodrome

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Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abu Darwish Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hercules, delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins, thencontemplate the long history of Arch of Hadrian, and finally contemplate the long history of Hippodrome.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Amman trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sur to Amman takes 6 hours. Traveling from Sur in January, Amman is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Jerash
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Petra. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Horse Riding Jordan, explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Trails Tours

Side Trip

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

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area and then cruise along Wadi Rum Desert Tours. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours and then go for a walk through Wadi Rum Guide.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum vacation planner.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Off-Road Tours
Wadi Rum Guide ©
Wadi Rum Guide

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Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): head outdoors with B12 Beach Club at Ayla Oasis, thenexplore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert, and then view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Aqaba Archaeological Museum, step into the grandiose world of Aqaba Castle, and then get outside with Berenice Beach Club.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aqaba day trip tool.

Getting from Wadi Rum to Aqaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Aqaba, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Speed Boats Tours
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Pater Noster, take an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tayelet Haas Promenade, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dormition Abbey. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Temple Mount Sifting Project, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, admire the striking features of Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, thenexplore the ancient world of Western Wall, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hurva Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Aqaba to Jerusalem in 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aqaba in January: highs in Jerusalem hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Hurva Synagogue ©
Hurva Synagogue
Dormition Abbey ©
Dormition Abbey

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Mitspe Ramon, Israel

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Ethno Center, thenstop by Faran Natural Cosmetic, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Ramon Crater, and finally explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion Hut, delve into the distant past at Shivta, take in breathtaking views at Ein Yorkeam, thenexplore the striking landscape at Colorful Sands Park, and finally do a tasting at Nana Estate Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mitspe Ramon tour planner.

Take a bus from Jerusalem to Mitspe Ramon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yeruham, Shivta, Ben-Gurion Hut
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, thenkick back and relax at Princess Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mosh Beach. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Eilat City Museum, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thensee the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Eilat trip planner.

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Eilat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mitspe Ramon in January: highs in Eilat hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

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Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, contemplate the long history of Synagogue-Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Musmar Pottery, thentake a stroll around Liwan Culture Cafe, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The White Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mensa Christi Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nazareth driving holiday site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Nazareth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in January: highs in Nazareth hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Franciscan Wedding Church
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Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
International Center Mary of Nazareth
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church

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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.
Visit Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Buratha Mosque for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Al Yassin Mosque and Iraqi Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umm Al-Qura Mosque, stroll the grounds of Unknown Soldier Monument, don't miss a visit to Al-Shaheed Monument, and browse the different shops at Al Mansur Mall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baghdad tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nazareth to Baghdad. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nazareth in February, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Baghdad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Al Yassin Mosque ©
Al Yassin Mosque
Buratha Mosque ©
Buratha Mosque

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Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Orthodox Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emamzadeh Saleh, hit the slopes at Mount Tochal, thensee the interesting displays at Cinema Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, examine the collection at Moghadam Museum, get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abdul Azim Shrine, and finally pause for some photo ops at Holy Shrine of Emam Khomeini.

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You can fly from Baghdad to Tehran in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Baghdad in February, with highs in Tehran at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Moghadam Museum ©
Moghadam Museum
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Shah Abdul Azim Shrine ©
Shah Abdul Azim Shrine

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Yazd, Iran

Yazd ©
Step back in time as you explore the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city of Yazd, a desert town known for its distinct Persian architecture style, punctuated by mud-brick buildings, wind towers, domed ice houses, and water reservoirs.
On the 6th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Mehr Padin Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Sar Yazd Castle, thendelve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shirkooh Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Eagle Mountain, admire the striking features of Kushkno Watermill, get a taste of the local shopping with Silk Road Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Yazd, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zoroastrian Fire Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yazd itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Tehran to Yazd in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tehran in February, expect nights in Yazd to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sar Yazd Castle, Mehr Padin Castle
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Zorastrian Towers of Silence ©
Zorastrian Towers of Silence
Old City ©
Old City
Jameh Mosque of Yazd ©
Jameh Mosque of Yazd

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Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thencontemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and then see the interesting displays at Ali Gholi Agha Historical Bath. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ali Mosque Minaret, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hakim Mosque, thenexplore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and finally shop like a local with Fotowat Miniaturist.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Yazd to Isfahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, Isfahan is slightly colder than Yazd - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Ali Qapu Palace ©
Ali Qapu Palace

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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Fikardos Winery, explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti, thenmake a trip to The Villa of Theseus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, explore the ancient world of St. Georgios Church, Basilica & Rock Tombs, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Sea Caves, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Avakas Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paphos route builder app.

Getting from Isfahan to Paphos by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Isfahan in February: highs in Paphos hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Famagusta.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Agia Paraskevi Church, Aphrodite's Rock
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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Avakas Gorge ©
Avakas Gorge

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Famagusta, Cyprus

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, explore the historical opulence of Othello Castle, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Kastros Hill Ancient Cave Tomb, thensteep yourself in history at Salamis Ancient City, and finally admire the striking features of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, and finally delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Famagusta trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Paphos to Famagusta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Amwaj Islands.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kyrenia
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Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City

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Amwaj Islands, Bahrain

Amwaj Islands ©
On the 16th (Tue), stroll around Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park, don't miss a visit to Arad Fort, thenbrowse the different shops at Dragon City Bahrain, and finally stroll around The Lagoon Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amwaj Islands trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Famagusta to Amwaj Islands. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manama.

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Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park ©
Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park
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Manama, Bahrain

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Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), examine the collection at Beit Al Qur'an, thentake an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum, thenhike along Pearling Path, and finally browse the different shops at The Avenues. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Camel Farm, thenexplore the ancient world of Qal'at al-Bahrain, thenexplore the activities along Dohat Arad Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Al Dar Islands.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manama road trip planning website.

Manama is just a stone's throw from Amwaj Islands. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Riffa.

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Al Muharraq
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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
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Qal'at al-Bahrain
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Bahrain National Museum

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Riffa, Bahrain

Riffa
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Barbar Temples, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dilmun Burial Mounds, thenstroll around Princess Sabeeka Park, thenplay a few rounds at Royal Golf Club, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Riffa tour itinerary planning website.

Riffa is very close to Manama. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zallaq.

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Princess Sabeeka Park, Barbar Temples
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Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort
Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort
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Barbar Temples
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Dilmun Burial Mounds

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Zallaq, Bahrain

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Zallaq, a small coastal village in Bahrain, remains best known for the Al-Jazaer beach and its protected wildlife reserve, sheltering diverse plant and animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jazaer Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zallaq attractions planning website.

Zallaq is very close to Riffa. In February in Zallaq, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve
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Jazaer Beach
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Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary

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