24 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

24 days in Africa, Asia & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
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Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
Foot to Taba, Bus to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco — 3 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Casablanca trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Casablanca, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Casablanca: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Jerusalem.
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Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Jerusalem, Israel — 3 nights

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem day trip planning site.

Fly from Casablanca to Jerusalem in 10 hours. Traveling from Casablanca to Jerusalem, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Eilat.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Eilat, Israel — 3 nights

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef and then explore the striking landscape of Timna Park. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Turquoise, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eilat trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Jerusalem to Eilat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Eilat sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Cairo, Egypt — 3 nights

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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Cairo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eilat in December, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Dubai.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Ski Dubai has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Dubai takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Dubai at 80°F and lows at 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.
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Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Athens takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect nights in Athens to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are much colder, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Lisbon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Athens to Lisbon. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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