56 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

56 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Boracay, Philippines
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  23 h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Tunis, Tunisia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Casablanca, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
7
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Baghdad, Iraq
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  4 h 45 min
11
Tehran, Iran
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h
12
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  16 h 45 min
End: Boracay, Philippines

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and National Library of South Africa (in Pretoria). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online tour planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Johannesburg is an approximately 23-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Johannesburg, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Boracay in June; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

National Library of South Africa, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 16th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, don't miss a visit to Coptic Cairo, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip planning app .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cairo in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Cairo to be warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

4
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Mount Tabor (in Kfar Tavor), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Masada Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Jerusalem takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Jerusalem to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jaffa Old City, Mount Tabor, Masada Fortress, The Church of the Annunciation
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

7
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio), Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corinth, Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Family-friendly places like FunWater Hammamet and Plage Menzel Temime will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Tunis side-trips: Karrma (in Sousse), Ichkeul National Park (in Bizerte) and Dougga (in Beja Governorate). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Francais de Takrouna, and take in panoramic vistas at The doors of the medina.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tunis online tour planner .

Fly from Athens to Tunis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Tunis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Karrma, D'Enfidha, Dougga, Ichkeul National Park, Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
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Dougga ©
Dougga
FunWater Hammamet ©
FunWater Hammamet
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park

4
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Casablanca: Rabat (Hassan Tower, Kasbah des Oudaias, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance, examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip maker tool .

Fly from Tunis to Casablanca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tunis to Casablanca is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tunis in July: highs in Casablanca hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rabat
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Yasmine Fun Park ©
Yasmine Fun Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kiev using our trip planner.

Getting from Casablanca to Kiev by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Casablanca to Kiev due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Casablanca in July since evenings lows in Kiev dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Seiklar Rope Park ©
Seiklar Rope Park
Photography Tours

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kiev to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kiev to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Kiev in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, then wander the streets of Underground Gallery, and finally stroll around Salam Park. On the next day, walk around Al Bujairi Heritage Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, and then stroll around King Abdullah Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Riyadh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, Riyadh is much warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Baghdad.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
Salam Park ©
Salam Park
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator and then find something for the whole family at Zawraa Park. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument and then see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum.

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Getting from Riyadh to Baghdad by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Baghdad when traveling from Riyadh in July, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Baghdad

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Zawraa Park ©
Zawraa Park
Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument

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nights
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Attractions like 'O Park and Iran Science Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Damavand Mountain, see the interesting displays at Omidvar Brothers Museum, admire the striking features of Niavaran Historical Cultural Complex, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tehran trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Baghdad to Tehran takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Baghdad in July; daily highs in Tehran reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Damavand Mountain, 'O Park
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Iran Science Park ©
Iran Science Park
Damavand Mountain ©
Damavand Mountain

1
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Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 30th (Thu), make a trip to Bibi Mahroo Hill, walk around Bagh-e Babur, make a trip to Babur Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi, and finally stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kabul online travel planner .

Getting from Tehran to Kabul by combination of subway and flight takes about 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Kabul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimgan (Pulatkhan Plateau & Chimgan Ski Resort). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Lake Charvak, get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, examine the collection at Yunus Rajabi House Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tashkent trip planner.

Getting from Kabul to Tashkent by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Chimgan
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

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