31 days in Europe, Asia & Middle East Itinerary

31 days in Europe, Asia & Middle East Itinerary

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31 days in Europe, Asia & Middle East Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Paradise Beach, Greece
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
5
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
8
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
10
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do your shopping at Monastiraki and Gallery Demeter. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, look for gifts at Dido, take a stroll through Plaka District, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, with highs in Athens at 22°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Shop till you drop at Beautiful and Corfu Sandals. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Fortress Corfu and Achilleion Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Barbati (Spiros Boat Hire & Barbati Beach), Paleokastritsa (Rovinia Beach & Paleokastritsa Beach) and Gardenos Beach (in Gardenos). And it doesn't end there: stop by Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, kick back and relax at Marathias Beach, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town vacation trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Naxos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Barbati, Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Beautiful, Marathias Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Spiros Boat Hire ©
Spiros Boat Hire

3
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Popular historic sites such as Portara and Kastro are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agios Prokopios Beach and Fish & Olive. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, stroll through Maragas Beach, stop by Naxia Sweet Home, and take in the awesome beauty at Zas Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naxos itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Naxos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Naxos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach

2
nights
Paradise Beach, Greece

Paradise Beach ©
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Psarou beach and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise Beach online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Naxos to Paradise Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. November in Paradise Beach sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Psarou beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perivolos and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fira travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Paradise Beach to Fira takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Lindos.

Things to do in Fira

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, KAMARA BEACH, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Mnemossyne Gallery
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Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get outdoors at Lindos Beach and Plakia Beach. Popular historic sites such as Village of Lindos and The Church of the Panagia are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindos: Astronomy Cafe (in Faliraki) and Natura Rodos (in Theologos). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Glystra Beach and make a trip to Tomb of Kleoboulos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lindos sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Fira to Lindos in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Lindos are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Lindos

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Glystra Beach, Natura Rodos, Astronomy Cafe, Plakia Beach
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Plakia Beach ©
Plakia Beach

4
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Patong, Thailand

Patong
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Rawai Beach and Phromthep Cape. Visit Patong Beach and Kamala Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Rawai) and Phuket Town (Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple), Phuket Trickeye Museum, & more). The adventure continues: stop by Instyle Fashion.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lindos to Patong with the Route module. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lindos to Patong due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lindos, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Patong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Nusa Dua.

Things to do in Patong

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Rawai, Chalong, Karon, Phuket Trickeye Museum, Kamala Beach
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Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Kamala Beach ©
Kamala Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

4
nights
Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Nusa Dua ©
A trip to Nusa Dua offers a chance to enjoy sandy beaches and an 18-hole golf course.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jimbaran Bay and Green Bowl Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nusa Dua Beach and Melasti Beach. Step out of Nusa Dua to go to Pecatu and see Uluwatu Temple, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Dua trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Patong to Nusa Dua in 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Nusa Dua due to the time zone difference. In December in Nusa Dua, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Nusa Dua

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Ungasan, Jimbaran, Uluwatu Temple
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Bali Collection ©
Bali Collection
Jimbaran Bay ©
Jimbaran Bay
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 11th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, then stroll through Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nusa Dua to Kuala Lumpur takes 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Bukit Bintang ©
Bukit Bintang

1
night
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca
The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mecca custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuala Lumpur to Mecca. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mecca when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with lows around 24°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mecca

#Historic Sites
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