34 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

34 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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34 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Algiers, Algeria
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Turku, Finland
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  11​h
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  25​h
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  14​h
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme National Park and Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Spend the 3rd (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, with highs in Goreme at 16°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Explore hidden gems such as Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in March, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

1
night
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts, examine the collection at Musee National du Bardo, see the interesting displays at Musee des Antiquites, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ketchaoua Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Algiers vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Algiers takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Algiers, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect nights in Algiers to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo
National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Alcázar of Seville and Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Tajo de Ronda and Royal Tobacco Factory. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Bodega Kieninger, Dona Felisa Winery, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, make a trip to Torre del Oro, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Algiers to Seville with the Route module. In March in Seville, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Ronda
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get some cultural insight at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Get outdoors at Capistrano Playa and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja (in Nerja) and Malaga (Alcazaba & Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Albayzin, stroll through Generalife, examine the collection at Palacio de Alcazar Genil, and explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada sightseeing planner .

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

1
day
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Granada to Turku. Traveling from Granada to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Granada in March: highs in Turku hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Diocesano and Ravello Arte. Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo & Walk of the Gods). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Amalfi. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Amalfi is warmer than Turku - with highs of 18°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., Parrocchia San Giovanni, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Elephant Safari Park and Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Ubud to go to Tampaksiring and see Tirta Empul Temple, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 27th (Fri) at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ubud sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amalfi to Ubud. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Indonesia Time is 7 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amalfi in March: high temperatures in Ubud hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
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Spas
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pandawa Beach and Spas. Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Kuta to Nusa Dua to see Nusa Dua Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Seminyak Beach, wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay, stroll through Double Six Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ubud to Kuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kuta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu Temple, Jimbaran Bay, Tanah Lot Temple
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Nusa Dua Beach ©
Nusa Dua Beach
Spas
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach

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