25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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25 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sioux City, United States
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Subway + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  17 h 15 min
End: Omaha, United States

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Segovia Aqueduct & Alcazar de Segovia). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid travel planning site .

Sioux City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux City to Madrid is 7 hours. June in Madrid sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Seville Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Plaza de Espana and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seville tour planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Seville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Byzantine & Christian Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

Fly from Seville to Athens in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Petra World Heritage Site and Al-Beidha - Little Petra. Street of Facades and Byzantine Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, admire all the interesting features of Petra Kitchen, steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and look for gifts at Mosa Spring Gift Shop.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Athens to Petra - Wadi Musa in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gaza City.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Spas Trails
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

1
day
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories

Gaza City ©
Gaza, also referred to as Gaza City, is a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, with a population of 515,556, making it the largest city in the State of Palestine. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Gaza.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gaza City driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Petra - Wadi Musa to Gaza City. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Jerusalem.

Things to do in Gaza City

Historic Sites
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Great Mosque of Gaza ©
Great Mosque of Gaza

4
nights
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.
Visit Western Wall and Dome of the Rock for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Walking tours) and Masada National Park (in Masada). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Israel Museum, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Gaza City to Jerusalem with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Old City (Coptic Cairo). Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, stroll through Al-Azhar Park, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Cairo in 5 hours. In July in Cairo, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Carrer Montcada, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and finally examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation maker site .

You can fly from Cairo to Barcelona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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