33 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

33 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
2
Chios Town, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Kokkari, Greece
— 1 night
4
Kefalos, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 2 nights
6
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
7
Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 1 night
8
Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
9
Urgup, Turkey
— 3 nights
10
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
11
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights

5
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

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Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Istanbul, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chios Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Chios Town, Greece

Chios Town ©
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Mavra Volia, examine the collection at The Chios Mastic Museum, thenwander the streets of Pyrgi, and finally look for gifts at Citrus Aroma Mnimis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chios Castle, thenmake a trip to Tris Mili, thencruise along Nea Moni Monastery, and finally make a trip to Anavatos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chios Town trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Chios Town. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Chios Town, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kokkari.

Things to do in Chios Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chios, The Chios Mastic Museum, Tris Mili
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Chios Castle ©
Chios Castle
The Chios Mastic Museum ©
The Chios Mastic Museum
Pyrgi ©
Pyrgi

1
night
Kokkari, Greece

Kokkari ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Xrisallis, explore the fascinating underground world of Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, thenexplore the ancient world of Heraion of Samos, thenpause for some photo ops at Pythagoras Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to Samos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Λαογραφικο Μουσειο Κουμαιικων, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Potami Waterfalls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lemonakia Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kokkari trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chios Town to Kokkari. In September, daytime highs in Kokkari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kefalos.

Things to do in Kokkari

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Pythagorion, Potami Waterfalls, Λαογραφικο Μουσειο Κουμαιικων
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Potami Waterfalls ©
Potami Waterfalls
Heraion of Samos ©
Heraion of Samos
Samos ©
Samos

2
nights
Kefalos, Greece

Kefalos ©
A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Agios Stefanos, kick back and relax at Xerokambos (Exotic Beach), thenkick back and relax at Kardamena Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mastihari Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Agios Theologos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Kokkari to Kefalos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Kefalos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mastihari Beach, Kardamena Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
The Basilica of Agios Stefanos ©
The Basilica of Agios Stefanos

2
nights
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thenexplore the ancient world of Bodrum Amphitheater, and then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, thencontemplate the long history of Castle of St. Peter, thencontemplate the long history of Myndos Gate, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Kefalos to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Kefalos to Bodrum City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kefalos in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bodrum City: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus ©
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

3
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, thensteep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Akhan Kervansaray, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally visit Karahayit.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Pamukkale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Guzelyurt, Turkey

Guzelyurt ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley and then explore the fascinating underground world of Selime Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sivisli Church, thenmake a trip to Yeraltı Şehri, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilise Camii, and finally contemplate the long history of Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Guzelyurt online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Guzelyurt takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

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 Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme holiday maker website.

Drive from Guzelyurt to Goreme in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Urgup.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu, Avanos, Gore Harabeleri, Devrent Valley
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

3
nights
Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 7th (Wed), stop by Antikite Ottoman, admire the verdant scenery at Peri Bacalari, thenmake a trip to Pasabag, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri, examine the collection at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, thenstep into the grandiose world of Ortahisar Kalesi, and finally learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Urgup itinerary maker app.

Urgup is just a short distance from Goreme. October in Urgup sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ortahisar, Peri Bacalari
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Peri Bacalari ©
Peri Bacalari
Balloon Rides
Pasabag ©
Pasabag

2
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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, thendelve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Western Wall Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Urgup to Jerusalem. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Urgup to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Urgup in October, you will find days in Jerusalem are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza and then delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Cairo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October in Cairo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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