44 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

44 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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44 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Manama, Bahrain
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

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night
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq Waqif and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Doha day trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Doha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Doha is minus 5 hours. In April, Doha is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Shopping
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Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif

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day
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 3rd (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum travel route app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Doha to Wadi Rum in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Wadi Rum due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, then explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. On your second day here, examine the collection at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Bethesda, delve into the distant past at Temple Mount, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of the Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount Zion.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Wadi Rum to Jerusalem by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. April in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. There's much more to do: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Edinburgh in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in April; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and York City Walls. Let the collections at York Castle Museum and Pyramid Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from York with a short trip to National Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, learn about all things military at Kohima Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, and steep yourself in history at Merchant Adventurers' Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the York trip planner .

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, National Centre for Birds of Prey
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London online journey maker .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret and Ben Youssef Madrasa. Popular historic sites such as Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Atlas Mountains.

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

Traveling by flight from London to Marrakech takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Marrakech are much hotter (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de Espana. Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla and Torre del Oro capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, gain a rich perspective with Les Visites du Campo Bravo, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seville itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Seville is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: highs in Seville hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Lazaro Galdiano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Retiro Park, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in April, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Old City (Coptic Cairo). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online travel route planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Cairo in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Cairo. In April, Cairo is a bit warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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.
Visit St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai for their historical value. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Um Sid will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sharm El Sheikh fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Catherine, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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night
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuwait City day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Kuwait City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Kuwait City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May: highs in Kuwait City hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 30°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Manama.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Fun & Games Nightlife
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Qal'at al-Bahrain and Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manama vacation planner .

You can fly from Kuwait City to Manama in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Kuwait City in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manama: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 33°C at night. You will leave for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Museums
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Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)

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