26 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

26 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Amman, Jordan
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  21 h
End: Perth, Australia

1
night
Guzelyurt, Turkey

Guzelyurt ©
On the 2nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Guzelyurt Valley Monastery and then steep yourself in history at Sivisli Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Selime Monastery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Guzelyurt trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Guzelyurt is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme online holiday planner.

Getting from Guzelyurt to Goreme by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Derinkuyu, Gore Harabeleri, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Cairo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Cairo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Goreme, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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.
Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Carma Akko Vacation Home (in Acre), Jerusalem (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Mt of Olives, &more) and Haifa (Cave of Elijah, The Baha'i Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, stop by Neve Tzedek, wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, and admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv visit planning website.

Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Haifa, Capernaum, Carma Akko Vacation Home, Elah Valley
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4
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.
Explore Amman's surroundings by going to Quseir Amra (in Azraq), Jerash Ruins (in Jerash) and Madaba (Machaerus, Mount Nebo, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, take in the exciting artwork at Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Qasr al-Kharrana, and make a trip to King Abdullah Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amman trip planner.

Getting from Tel Aviv to Amman by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Amman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Madaba, Quseir Amra, Jerash Ruins
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

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