30 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

Justin Wigg

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Naousa
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Naousa, Greece
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Malta International Airport, Drive to Paola
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Paola, Malta
— 3 nights
Drive to Malta International Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glyfada Beach and Kantia Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Step out of Athens to go to Mycenae and see Archaeological Site Mycenae, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and visit Plaka.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens online sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naousa.

Things to do in Athens

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

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Naousa, Greece

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Soumela Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Vima Apostolou Pavlou, examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then steep yourself in history at Panagia Dovra Church, and finally explore the ancient world of The Macedonian Tombs of Lefkadia. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Municipal Park of Naoussa, then see the interesting displays at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, and then delve into the distant past at School of Aristotle.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Naousa trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Naousa. In May, Naousa is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Naousa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture and then contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Naousa to Thessaloniki takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Naousa in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Thessaloniki: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Old Town, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Dubrovnik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, expect nights in Dubrovnik to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and House of Terror Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Roman Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, plan for little chillier nights in Budapest, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paola.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

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Paola, Malta

Paola is a town in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 7,864 people . Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Mdina Old City. Let the collections at Casa Rocca Piccola and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Paola with an excursion to Mellieha Beach in Mellieha--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, don't miss a visit to Mnajdra, witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms, and browse the exhibits of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paola online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rome to Paola. In May, daytime highs in Paola are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Paola

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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Cairo, Egypt

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Giza Plateau. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay and explore the activities along Nile River.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paola to Cairo. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paola to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In May, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Paola - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sealine Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of State Grand Mosque, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katara Mosque, and then don't miss a visit to The Pearl Monument.

Make your Doha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Doha takes 9 hours. Traveling from Cairo to Doha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Doha is a bit warmer than Cairo - with highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Historic Sites · Beaches · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.