60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Cairo, Egypt
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Athens, Greece
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
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Tripoli, Libya
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Madrid, Spain
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Algiers, Algeria
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Venice, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Shkoder, Albania
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Kotor, Montenegro
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Beirut, Lebanon

Paris of the East

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beirut trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Beirut is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Beirut, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get little chillier in Beirut: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Beirut

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip app.

Getting from Beirut to Cairo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Beirut in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Jerusalem, Israel

Holy City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, Art Quest - Club Allenby 28, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, get outside with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and take an in-depth tour of L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art.

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Fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Jerusalem to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Paphos, Cyprus

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & Kourion) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). There's lots more to do: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paphos trip planner.

Fly from Jerusalem to Paphos in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paphos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and stop by Plaka.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip app.

You can fly from Paphos to Athens in 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Djerba Island, Tunisia

Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Ghriba Synagogue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Djerba Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Djerba Island. In June in Djerba Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Tripoli, Libya

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tripoli trip maker site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Djerba Island to Tripoli in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Djerba Island to Tripoli. Traveling from Djerba Island in June, you will find days in Tripoli are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tripoli to Madrid. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tripoli to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tripoli in June, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Marrakech, Morocco

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Marrakech visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Marrakech takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In June in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Algiers, Algeria

Algiers the White

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 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Algiers travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Algiers takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Marrakech, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Algiers, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online road trip planner.

Getting from Algiers to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Algiers, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Fun & Games

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and get your game on at SENSAS Nice.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice online road trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shkoder.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Shkoder, Albania

Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights and then step into the grandiose world of Rozafa Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shkoder trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Shkoder in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Shkoder

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 29th (Wed), head outdoors with Mount Vrmac, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, and then delve into the distant past at St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kotor day trip site.

Traveling by car from Shkoder to Kotor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shkoder in July since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik route planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Kotor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dubrovnik, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

Discover how to plan a Istanbul trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Istanbul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.

Israel travel guide

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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.

Cyprus travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Tunisia travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Libya travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.

Algeria travel guide

4.1
Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.