60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Podgorica, Montenegro
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 day
Bus:  4 h
2
Tirana, Albania
— 3 nights
Bus + Drive:  6 h 15 min
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Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
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Kavos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Nidri, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
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Tsilivi, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
9
Elafonissi, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  6 h 15 min
10
Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
12
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
13
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
14
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
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Neo Chorion, Cyprus
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
16
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 45 min
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Drive:  56 h
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
24
Madaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
25
Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Podgorica, Montenegro

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Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 9th (Tue), take in the views from Virpazar-old-bridge, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Skadar.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Podgorica travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Podgorica Airport and Tivat Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Podgorica

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Virpazar
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Lake Skadar ©
Lake Skadar

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Clock Tower, then get engrossed in the history at BunkArt 2, and finally don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, then admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, then admire the landmark architecture of Reja "The Cloud", and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirana visit planner.

You can drive from Podgorica to Tirana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tirana can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Himare.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Durres Amphitheatre
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square
Bunk'Art 1 ©
Bunk'Art 1

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Himare, Albania

Himare ©
On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Gjipe Beach and then stroll through Dhermi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Livadhi Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Himare journey planning app.

You can drive from Tirana to Himare in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Himare. In June, daytime highs in Himare are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Kavos.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Livadhi Beach ©
Livadhi Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©

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Kavos, Greece

Kavos is a seaside village on the island of Corfu in Greece, in the municipal district and the municipality of Lefkimmi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kavos: Corfu Town (Schulenburg Statue, Old Fortress Corfu, &more), Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika) and Halikounas Beach (in Chalikounas). There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alikes Lefkimis, kick back and relax at Barbati Beach, and stroll through Paralia Glifadas.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kavos travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Himare to Kavos. In June in Kavos, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nidri.

Things to do in Kavos

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Halikounas Beach, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press, Paralia Glifadas, Barbati Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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Nidri, Greece

A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Temple of Apollo Ruins, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Katsiki, then kick back and relax at Egremni Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum Karia. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Frangoulis Distillery, enjoy the sand and surf at Kathisma Beach, then learn about winemaking at Lefkas Earth Winery, then admire the sheer force of Nydri Waterfalls, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nidri tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kavos to Nidri takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nidri can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Nidri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lefkada, Folklore Museum Karia, Kathisma Beach, Frangoulis Distillery, Temple of Apollo Ruins
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach
Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach

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Tsilivi, Greece

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 23rd (Tue), cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then stop by Medusa Boutique. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try for a hole-in-one at Fantasy Mini Golf, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsilivi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laganas Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tsilivi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nidri to Tsilivi takes 5 hours. June in Tsilivi sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Laganas Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark
Laganas Beach ©
Laganas Beach

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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 25th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tsilivi in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Heraklion online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Heraklion hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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Elafonissi, Greece

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, and then get outside with Deliana Gorge. On the next day, hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Elafonissi tour itinerary planning website.

Take a shuttle from Heraklion to Elafonissi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, Deliana Gorge
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery ©
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery

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Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town. On the next day, examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., stop by Atelier Noe Ceramics, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, and finally kick back and relax at Kolymbithres Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paros online tour planner.

Getting from Elafonissi to Paros by ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. June in Paros sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online trip builder.

Drive from Paros to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, take an in-depth tour of La Ponta, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradisos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, and then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Epta Piges (in Kolympia) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Michael the Archangel, stop by Kori Lindos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach.

Start your trip to Lindos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Akrotiri to Lindos in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. July in Lindos sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Agathi Beach, Church of Michael the Archangel, Ancient Kamiros, Epta Piges
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 10th (Fri), get your game on at Ters Ev, then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then wander the streets of Kaleici, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and then explore the ancient world of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

To see photos and more tourist information, read Antalya vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Lindos to Antalya in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Lindos to Antalya, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lindos in July: highs in Antalya hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 74°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Neo Chorion.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Manavgat
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

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Neo Chorion, Cyprus

Neo Chorion ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with That Nice Shop, then stroll through Akamas Peninsula National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Vouni Panayia Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, and then stroll through Latchi Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Neo Chorion online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Antalya to Neo Chorion. The time zone difference when traveling from Antalya to Neo Chorion is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Antalya in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Neo Chorion: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Neo Chorion

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Pano Panayia, That Nice Shop, Blue Lagoon, Latchi Beach
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery ©
Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark - Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ayia Napa online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neo Chorion to Ayia Napa. In July, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, then wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, then wander the streets of Neve Tzedek, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tel Aviv journey planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ayia Napa to Tel Aviv in 4 hours. Traveling from Ayia Napa in July, you will find days in Tel Aviv are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, then admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Garden Tomb, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of Gethsemane, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem route planner.

Drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Palestinian Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Sanctuary Bethlehem, contemplate the long history of The Church of St. Catherine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Nativity, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Milk Grotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave of St. Jerome, then explore the fascinating underground world of Qumran Caves, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar Saba Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem visit planner.

Bethlehem is very close to Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Qumran Caves
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Sondos Papyrus, then steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo visit planner.

You can drive from Bethlehem to Cairo in 10 hours. In July in Cairo, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wadi Rum: Petra - Wadi Musa (Petra, The Great Temple, &more) and Aqaba (Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Wadi Rum Protected Area. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Luxor to Wadi Rum with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Amman.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Aqaba
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Petra
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Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Amman, Jordan

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Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Citadel and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amman travel planning website.

Getting from Wadi Rum to Amman by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. August in Amman sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Madaba.

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Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins
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The Citadel
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Roman Amphitheater

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Madaba, Jordan

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A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, and then pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madaba trip maker app.

Drive from Amman to Madaba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amman in August since evenings lows in Madaba dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Beirut.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Nebo
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Madaba Mosaic Map

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Beirut, Lebanon

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Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): gain insight at American University of Beirut, don't miss a visit to Corniche Beirut, take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, then make a trip to Zaitunay Bay, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Beirut Souks. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, and then see the interesting displays at Banque Du Liban Museum.

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

Drive from Madaba to Beirut in 5 hours. Traveling from Madaba in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Beirut, with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
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National Museum of Beirut
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Zaitunay Bay

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