25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
9
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday maker website .

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Istanbul is 3 hours. Traveling from London in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wadi Rum route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Wadi Rum takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Petra, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque, and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at 6 Yard, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, then browse for treasures at Artisana Jordan Arts and Crafts Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amman road trip planner .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amman to Sharm El Sheikh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer than Amman - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

3
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. April in Hurghada sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo holiday builder website .

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in April, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
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.
Beirut is known for museums, shopping, historic sites, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Montagne, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Beirut trip planning app .

You can fly from Cairo to Beirut in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in April: highs in Beirut hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Beirut

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme travel route builder website .

Fly from Beirut to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Goreme is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Beirut in April; daily highs in Goreme reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Alaturca Taner, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Peri Bacalari
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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