56 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

56 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Faro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nimes, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
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Jerusalem, Israel
Fly to Amman, Bus to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
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Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Luxor, Egypt
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London journey builder app.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to London, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and then explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Faro, Portugal

— 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): cool off at Aquashow Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Faro trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lisbon to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Faro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cadiz, Spain

— 1 night
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Playa Victoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, then stroll around Park Genoves, then get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cadiz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Faro to Cadiz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; 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. In August in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cadiz to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cadiz in August, you will find days in Seville are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid day trip tool.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Nimes, France

— 1 night

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tour Magne, see the interesting displays at Haribo Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, then don't miss a visit to Square Antonin, and finally delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nimes online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Nimes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Nimes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France

— 1 night
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee des Santons, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, experience rural life at Moulin CastelaS, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then experience rural life at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet, and finally steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Remy-de-Provence online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nimes to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Saint-Remy-de-Provence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): meet the residents at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip builder.

Getting from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Saint-Remy-de-Provence in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 29th (Sun), take a stroll around Vernazza, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 1st (Wed), get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento day trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Sorrento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in September, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Como.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 5th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Como journey builder tool.

Getting from Rome to Como by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Como, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

— 4 nights
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Langenburg (Schloss Langenburg & Deutsches Automuseum), Schloss Neuenstein (in Neuenstein) and Dorflinde Hollenbach (in Mulfingen). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andreas, contemplate the long history of Stadtverwaltung Ochsenfurt, admire the local landmark of St. Georgs Brunnen, and get engrossed in the history at Brunnenhausmuseum Schillingsfurst.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip planner.

Drive from Como to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Munich by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 12th (Sun), shop like a local with Getreidegasse. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning website.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, then browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, then wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb travel planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zagreb in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Zagreb sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik route tool.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Dubrovnik is somewhat warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Kotor, Montenegro

— 1 night

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Kotor trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Kotor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, Kotor is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip builder app.

You can fly from Kotor to Athens in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kotor to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kotor in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Fira, Greece

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip maker site.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Selcuk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Selcuk, with lows of 19°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Jerusalem, Israel

Holy City

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 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Jerusalem in 6 hours. Traveling from Selcuk to Jerusalem, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Selcuk in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Jerusalem. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 1 night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Petra.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Tiberias, Israel

— 3 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tiberias: Acre (Citadel of Acre & Akko Old Town), The statue of Alexander Zaid (in Kiryat Tivon) and The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, don't miss a visit to Domus Galilaeae, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Capharnaum the Town of Jesus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tiberias tour itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tiberias in 11 hours. September in Tiberias sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tiberias to Cairo. When traveling from Tiberias in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Luxor, Egypt

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak and then get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder app.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Luxor hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Faro District travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Although the city of Faro remains its main attraction, Faro District also boasts a string of small towns made for sightseeing on foot. Medieval Europeans considered this southernmost part of Portugal the edge of the world, but today the tourism-oriented district serves as one of the country's liveliest vacation destinations. The coastline's modern resorts draw huge crowds at the peak of the season, while the quieter interior lures mostly cyclists and walkers eager to discover the more traditional side of Portugal. As an alternative vacation idea to staying in a single resort, use the well-connected city of Faro as your base and divide your time among the district's quaint villages, which preserve their local culture and traditional cooking.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Galilee Region travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Historic Sites
A mountainous northern region with a Biblical lake, Galilee ranks among Israel's top tourist destinations. Trips to Galilee may have a religious or outdoor orientation, with Christian tours, trips to the Sea of Galilee, hiking along scenic trails, and culinary explorations all ranking high on visitors' lists. Follow the footsteps of Jesus and early saints, see crusader castles, and tour Jewish catacombs, or simply spend your time soaking in the largest natural springs in the Middle East. Other highlights of a tour of Galilee include the Druze villages, Christmas in Nazareth, or an oil festival. While here, try the freshwater fish and cuisine featuring countless Mediterranean spices.