60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
12
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
14
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
15
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
16
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
17
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
18
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
19
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
22
Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
23
Baghdad, Iraq
— 7 nights
24
Manama, Bahrain
— 2 nights
25
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thentake an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, contemplate the long history of Cemetery Holavallagardur, cast your line with a fishing tour, thengo on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, thenget your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and finally appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Reykjavik at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street, thenadmire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, thenstop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, and finally admire the striking features of Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Bray Head, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, thenget lost in a book at National Library of Ireland, thenget lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Castletown House.

To plan Dublin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Dublin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Castletown House, Bray Head
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Dublin Mountains ©
Dublin Mountains
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Mosque of Lisbon, brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Madalena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning website.

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in January, with highs in Lisbon at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) ©

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 17th (Mon), stop by La Latina, visit Barrio de Salamanca, thencontemplate the long history of Plaza mayor de Chinchon, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Silla de Felipe II.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

La Silla de Felipe II, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida ©
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monestir de San Cugat (Monasterio de San Cugat).

To see ratings and tourist information, read Barcelona route planning site.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Transportation Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Monestir de San Cugat (Monasterio de San Cugat)
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museu d'Història de Catalunya ©
Museu d'Història de Catalunya

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Villa Farnesina, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Colle Aventino, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Farnesina ©
Villa Farnesina
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvador, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Venice is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wasserkirche and Kirche Enge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Liebfrauenkirche and Schloss Rapperswil. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Zoological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, and get lost in a book at Zentralbibliothek.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich holiday builder app.

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Zurich hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Rapperswil
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Liebfrauenkirche ©
Liebfrauenkirche
Schloss Rapperswil ©
Schloss Rapperswil
Kirche Enge ©
Kirche Enge

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, examine the collection at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of La Bourse de Bruxelles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at GardeRobe MannekenPis, thentake a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, thenadmire the masterpieces at Van Buuren Museum, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip site.

Fly from Zurich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Antwerp, Fort Breendonk
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
La Bourse de Bruxelles ©
La Bourse de Bruxelles
Museum Mayer van den Bergh ©
Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee, thenexamine the collection at Mondial Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hollandsche Schouwburg.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mondial Museum, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628, Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Charles Dickens Museum, see the interesting displays at Fashion and Textile Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Southwark Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, thenadmire the striking features of Somerset House, and finally make a trip to Nelson's Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Lego Shop, steep yourself in history at Benjamin Franklin House, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Mews, thencontemplate the long history of Downing Street, and finally make a trip to Horse Guards Parade.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read London attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Somerset House ©
Somerset House
Charles Dickens Museum ©
Charles Dickens Museum
Royal Mews ©
Royal Mews

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Holmens Kirke and Holmen are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bagsvaerd Kirke and St. Aleksander Nevsky Church. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Bakkehusmuseet, enjoy breathtaking views from Tarnet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost, and examine the collection at The Royal Danish Naval Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in February, plan for slightly colder days in Copenhagen, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bagsvaerd Kirke
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Holmens Kirke ©
Holmens Kirke
Bagsvaerd Kirke ©
Bagsvaerd Kirke
Bakkehusmuseet ©
Bakkehusmuseet

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to S:t Jacobs Kyrka and Sergels Torg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adolf Fredriks Kyrka and S:t Olofs Church Ruins. Go for a jaunt from Stockholm to Skokloster to see Skokloster Castle about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, identify plant and animal life at Judarskogens naturreservat, make a trip to Katarina Kyrka, and brush up on your military savvy at Hamn.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, expect Stockholm to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Judarskogens naturreservat, Skokloster Castle, Hamn, S:t Olofs Church Ruins
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Skokloster Castle ©
Skokloster Castle
S:t Olofs Church Ruins ©
S:t Olofs Church Ruins
Adolf Fredriks Kyrka ©
Adolf Fredriks Kyrka

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of St. Grigory Neokesariisky (of Neocaesaria) and Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (ulitsa). Visit Tverskoi Boulevard and Temple Museum of Saint Nicholas for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tserkov' Svyatitelya Nikolaya V Khamovnikakh, get a taste of the local shopping with Ilya Glazunov Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Muzey-kvartira A.N. Tolstogo, and steep yourself in history at Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Moscow by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in February; daily highs in Moscow reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Tserkov' Svyatitelya Nikolaya V Khamovnikakh ©
Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (ulitsa) ©
Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (ulitsa)
Pavilion Armenia ©
Pavilion Armenia

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum Barberini, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Und Paul Kirche, thenhead outdoors with Biosphere Potsdam, and finally take a stroll through Kreuzberg. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, get engrossed in the history at Museum St. Nicholas Church, learn about all things military at Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum), thenadmire the masterpieces at Helmut Newton Foundation, thenexamine the collection at Anne Frank Zentrum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Berlin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Potsdam
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Museum Barberini ©
Museum Barberini
St. Peter Und Paul Kirche ©
St. Peter Und Paul Kirche
Museum St. Nicholas Church ©
Museum St. Nicholas Church

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Umschlagplatz, examine the collection at Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church (Kosciol Najswietszej Marii Panny), thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, thentest your problem-solving skills at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game, and finally make a trip to Josef Pilsudski Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Umschlagplatz ©
Umschlagplatz

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Klosterneuburg, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castle Grafenegg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, get interesting insight from Tours, and then steep yourself in history at Haydnhaus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Castle Grafenegg, Stift Klosterneuburg
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
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Kirche am Steinhof ©
Kirche am Steinhof
Augustinerkirche
Augustinerkirche

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Shoah Cellar and then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Budapest using our trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:
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Miniversum Budapest ©
Miniversum Budapest
Shoah Cellar ©
Shoah Cellar
3d Gallery Budapest ©
3d Gallery Budapest

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, steep yourself in history at Stoa of Attalos, thenmake a trip to Erechtheion, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Taf The Art Foundation. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, and finally see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Caferaga Medresesi, explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Theodosius.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Nicosia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nuruosmaniye Camii ©
Nuruosmaniye Camii
Laleli Mosque ©
Laleli Mosque
Obelisk of Theodosius ©
Obelisk of Theodosius

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Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Barbarism and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Panagia Angeloktisti, see the interesting displays at Kition Planetarium & Observatory, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavrovouni Monastery, thenslough off your stress at Turkish baths, and finally take an in-depth tour of Centre of Visual Arts and Research.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nicosia online trip builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Nicosia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you will find days in Nicosia are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Nicosia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kiti, Stavrovouni Monastery
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Centre of Visual Arts and Research ©
Centre of Visual Arts and Research
Church Panagia Angeloktisti ©
Church Panagia Angeloktisti
Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis ©
Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Maronite Cathedral and then examine the collection at Banque Du Liban Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beirut travel planner.

Getting from Nicosia to Beirut by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nicosia in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Beirut, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baghdad.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Al-Omari Mosque ©
Al-Omari Mosque
St. George Maronite Cathedral ©
St. George Maronite Cathedral

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and Al Yassin Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Memory Islam Museum and Umm Al-Qura Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Baghdad: Karbala (Tal Al Zainabeiah site, Imam Hussain's Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buratha Mosque, make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, pause for some photo ops at Al-Mutanabbi Statue, and admire the landmark architecture of Al-Rahman mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baghdad journey planning tool.

You can fly from Beirut to Baghdad in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Baghdad is 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Baghdad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Manama.

Things to do in Baghdad

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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Karbala
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Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site
Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Shaikh Isa bin Ali House, see the interesting displays at Beit Al Qur'an, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center, and finally walk around Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve, thenplay a few rounds at Royal Golf Club, and finally browse the different shops at Moda Mall - Bahrain World Trade Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manama trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Baghdad to Manama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Manama when traveling from Baghdad in March, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Manama

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Al Muharraq, Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve, Royal Golf Club, Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary
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Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve ©
Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve
Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary
Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center ©
Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Sergius and Bacchus. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Tomb of Shah of Iran, thenhead outdoors with Amru Tours - Day Tours, thenexplore the fascinating landscape at Western Desert, and finally explore the ancient world of Thebes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Manama to Cairo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manama to Cairo. Traveling from Manama in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Cairo, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Pyramid of Unas, Thebes
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Pyramid of Unas ©
Pyramid of Unas
Thebes ©
Thebes
Church of St Sergius and Bacchus ©
Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

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Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee Abderrahman Slaoui and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L'Eglise du Sacre-Coeur.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Casablanca trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Casablanca in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in March; daily highs in Casablanca reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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L'Eglise du Sacre-Coeur ©
L'Eglise du Sacre-Coeur
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
Wine Tours & Tastings

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