33 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

33 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  11 h
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 13 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
2
Protaras, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Mumbai, India

13
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tayelet and Bograshov Beach. Head to Nalagaat Center and 613 Pomegranate Winefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Wine Tours & Tastings, Ben Yehuda Street, &more), Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek) and Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth & St. Joseph Church). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Neve Tzedek, hunt for treasures at Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park, and engage your brain at Madatech-Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Tel Aviv is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Protaras.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth, Masada National Park, Big Fashion Mall Ashdod
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Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

3
nights
Protaras, Cyprus

Protaras ©
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
We've included these beaches for you: Fig Tree Bay and Green Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Makronissos Beach and Kapparris Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Konnos Bay, make a trip to Monachus Monachus Arch, get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, and kick back and relax at Nissi Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Protaras online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Tel Aviv to Protaras in 4 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Protaras. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Kapparris Beach
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Makronissos Beach ©
Makronissos Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

2
nights
Kyrenia, Cyprus

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Kyrenia Castle. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alagadi Turtle Beach, then explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, and finally don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

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You can drive from Protaras to Kyrenia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nicosia
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Alagadi Turtle Beach ©
Alagadi Turtle Beach
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

3
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kings Avenue Mall, then learn about winemaking at Fikardos Winery, and then kick back and relax at Latchi Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paphos trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kyrenia to Paphos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Kyrenia in September, plan for little chillier days in Paphos, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Latchi Beach
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Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company ©
Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Latchi Beach ©
Latchi Beach

2
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Nicholas Church and Ammoudaki Beach. Relax by the water at Agii Apostoli Beach and Damnoni Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Archaeological Museum of Chania (in Chania Town) and Manousakis Winery (in Vatolakkos). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town and pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Paphos to Rethymnon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chania Town, Plakias, Manousakis Winery, St. Nicholas Church
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll get in some beach time at Faliraki Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Mandraki Harbour and Street of the Knights. Venture out of the city with trips to Stegna Beach (in Archangelos) and Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli). There's still lots to do: stroll through Oasis Beach and have some family-friendly fun at Throne of Helios.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town day trip site.

Getting from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki, Stegna Beach, Art Park Rhodes, Oasis Beach
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Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Vouliagmeni Beach, and then stop by Amazing Chocolate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, then get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ermou Street.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Amazing Chocolate, Vouliagmeni Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Vouliagmeni Beach ©
Vouliagmeni Beach
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sultanahmet Square and Selimpasa Sahili. Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and La Maison d' Alep. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online holiday planner.

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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