60 days in Middle East, Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Middle East, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Middle East, Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  2​h
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bcharre, Lebanon
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
6
Manila, Philippines
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
7
El Nido, Philippines
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
8
Boracay, Philippines
— 7 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cebu City, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

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.
Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 24th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beirut trip itinerary planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for little chillier days in Beirut, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Bcharre.

Things to do in Beirut

Tours Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
KidzMondo ©
KidzMondo

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bcharre side-trips: LazerGate (in Kfar Hazir), Baalbeck (Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, & more) and Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve (in Ehden). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, take a stroll through Khan Al-Khayyatin, contemplate the long history of The Cedars of God, and appreciate the views at Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bcharre day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Beirut to Bcharre takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bcharre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Bcharre

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Baalbeck, Tripoli, Ehden, Tannourine, LazerGate
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley ©
Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley
LazerGate ©
LazerGate
Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve ©

4
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Adventure Forest (in Beldibi), Adrasan (Adrasan Koyu & Bucht Von Adrasan) and Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls, and explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Antalya attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bcharre to Antalya. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bcharre to Antalya. Expect little chillier evenings in Antalya when traveling from Bcharre in May, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kemer, Manavgat, Adrasan, Karaoz Sahili
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls
Hip-Notics Cable Ski ©
Hip-Notics Cable Ski
Adrasan Koyu ©
Adrasan Koyu

6
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery & Ihlara Valley). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, stroll through Zemi Valley, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planning site .

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Goreme is a bit cooler than Antalya - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Guzelyurt, Uchisar, Derinkuyu, Peri Bacalari
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

9
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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki. Spend the 13th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

few
hours
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): walk around Rizal Park, stroll around Fort Santiago, and then examine the collection at Rizal Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manila holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Manila takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect Manila to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Rizal Shrine ©
Rizal Shrine

5
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Change things up with a short trip to Small Lagoon Reef in Port Barton (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach, step off the mainland to explore Tapiutan Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, and trek along Philippines A la Carte.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Nido trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Small Lagoon Reef
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

7
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Dude's Island Activities, kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boracay online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Boracay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Virtual World ©
Virtual World
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

4
nights
Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Lapu Lapu Statue, & more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, take in the dramatic scenery at Inambakan Falls, examine the collection at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, and go for a walk through Beverly View Events Pavilion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Cebu Island
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

6
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Fill the 5th (Fri) with excitement at Aquaventure Waterpark. Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Jumeirah Public Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubai online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Cebu City to Dubai in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cebu City in July: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 49°C and lows are around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Sharjah Aquarium
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Aquaventure Waterpark ©
Aquaventure Waterpark

3
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain ©
If you need a break from the U.A.E's two mega-cities, take a trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert.
Explore Al Ain's surroundings by going to Hatta (Hatta Dam & Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre). There's still lots to do: stroll around Al Ain Oasis, explore and take pictures at Camel Souk, steep yourself in history at Al Jahili Fort, and see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.

Plan a trip to Al Ain easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Dubai to Al Ain in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Hatta
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Al Ain Zoo ©
Al Ain Zoo
Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre ©
Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Jebel Hafeet ©
Jebel Hafeet

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nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Thu) at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and take an in-depth tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 50°C during the day and 37°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Safaris

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