60 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  2​h
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
4
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Pula, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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Beirut, Lebanon

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.
On the 12th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beirut driving holiday tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Beirut is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Beirut

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Beirut to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Sunj Beach (in Lopud), Veliki Zal (in Trsteno) and Pasjaca Beach (in Popovici). On the 18th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, don't miss a visit to Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, and take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip planner .

Fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in June: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Veliki Zal, Pasjaca Beach, Sunj Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hvar (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Milna, & more) and Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, and delve into the distant past at Diocletian's Palace.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Split trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hvar, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Split to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Split in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Live Thriller ©
The Live Thriller
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Hyeres (Plage La Capte, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more), La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La plage, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, get your game on at La grande roue du Lavandou, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Marseille online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Marseille is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, La Ciotat, Le Pradet, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
La plage ©
La plage
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Swim with Dolphins & Plage du Chateau), Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Cannes (Square Mistral, Lérins Islands, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cannes, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Plage de Jean Blanc, Les Gorges du Verdon, Galerie Lifetime Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

5
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Explore Pula's surroundings by going to Duga Uvala beach (in Pavicini) and Kamenjak National Park (in Premantura). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Felsen Strand, stroll through Plovanije Beach, explore the activities along Duga Luka, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pula online vacation planner .

You can fly from Nice to Pula in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pula, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Premantura, Duga Uvala beach, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Duga Luka
Highlights from your plan
Debeljak Beach ©
Debeljak Beach
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Kap Kamenjak ©
Kap Kamenjak

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bovec) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Pula to Bled in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Pula in July, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get outside with Venetian Lagoon, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Getting from Bled to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bled in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Canyon Park, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip app .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Villa Rufolo, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods

5
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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Perivolos (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Perivolos), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online journey planner .

You can fly from Naples to Fira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Fira due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perivolos, Kamari, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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