53 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

53 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  31​h
1
Eilat, Israel
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aqaba, Jordan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Limassol, Cyprus
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Santiago, Chile

8
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Get in touch with nature at Princess Beach and Ramon Crater. We've included these beaches for you: Mosh Beach and Aqua Beach. Explore Eilat's surroundings by going to Mitspe Ramon (The Alpaca Farm, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, explore the stunning scenery at Red Canyon, take in the views from Harbour Bridge, and have some family-friendly fun at Nightmare Eilat.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eilat trip website .

Santiago, Chile to Eilat is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Eilat is 6 hours. December in Eilat sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
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Red Canyon ©
Red Canyon
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Islamic Ayla and Aqaba Castle. We've included these beaches for you: South Beach and City Beach. When in Aqaba, make a side trip to see Wadi Rum Protected Area in Wadi Rum, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, identify plant and animal life at Aqaba Bird Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Aqaba Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aqaba trip itinerary maker tool .

Aqaba is just a stone's throw from Eilat. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club
South Beach ©
South Beach

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Obelisk Tomb and Byzantine Church. Get some historical perspective at The Great Temple and Street of Facades. When in Petra - Wadi Musa, make a side trip to see Dana Nature Reserve in Dana, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, step into the grandiose world of Shobak Castle, and look for gifts at Mosa Spring Gift Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

Drive from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Baths Trails

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
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Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Automobile Museum and The Jordan Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al Balad – Downtown Amman and Iraq Al Amir. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Jordan Folklore Museum, wander the streets of The Concept Beauty Lounge, don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amman day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Amman, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nablus.

Things to do in Amman

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum
Al Balad – Downtown Amman ©
Al Balad – Downtown Amman

1
night
Nablus, Palestinian Territories

Nablus ©
Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49km north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63km by road), with a population of 126,132. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shomron National Park and then steep yourself in history at Tell Balata Archaeological Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nablus trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amman to Nablus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Nablus

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shomron National Park
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Shomron National Park ©
Shomron National Park
Tell Balata Archaeological Park ©
Tell Balata Archaeological Park

3
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Church of St. Catherine and Genesis Land. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount of Temptation Monastery and Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory. Explore Bethlehem's surroundings by going to Susya - National Heritage Site (in Hebron), Eretz Yehuda Archeological Museum (in Kiryat Arba) and Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue (in Jericho). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Star Street, make a trip to Milk Grotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave of St. Jerome.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bethlehem online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nablus to Bethlehem in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Jericho, Eretz Yehuda Archeological Museum, Church of St. Lazarus, Genesis Land, Susya - National Heritage Site
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The Church of St. Catherine ©
The Church of St. Catherine
Mount of Temptation Monastery ©
Mount of Temptation Monastery
Susya - National Heritage Site ©
Susya - National Heritage Site

8
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Get a sense of the local culture at International Center Mary of Nazareth and Citadel of Acre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ein Bokek Beach and Magdala. Venture out of the city with trips to The Beatitude Monastery (in Capernaum), Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation) and Acre (Akko Old Town & Bahai Gardens and Shrine). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, appreciate the extensive heritage of The German Colony, take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower, and get a new perspective on nature at Palmach Museum.

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You can take a bus from Bethlehem to Tel Aviv in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Limassol.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Acre, Nazareth, Haifa, Caesarea
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Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Magdala ©
Magdala
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

8
nights
Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and The House of Dionysus. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Agia Irini (in Pervolia), Kouklia Reptile Park (in Kouklia) and Speed Boats Tours (in Latchi). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kourion Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Shipwreck Museum, and learn about winemaking at Vouni Panayia Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Limassol journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tel Aviv to Limassol takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in January since evenings lows in Limassol dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Limassol

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Paphos, Pedoulas, Larnaca, Kyrenia, Nicosia
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

8
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Famagusta City Walls and Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas. Take a break from the city and head to Glyki Nero Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Landa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Green Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Ayia Napa Harbour, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco View Point.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa itinerary builder website .

Drive from Limassol to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Famagusta, Protaras
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Landa Beach ©
Landa Beach

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