15 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

15 days in Asia, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Lahore, Pakistan
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive to Aqaba King Hussein International Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Lahore, Pakistan

Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lahore tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiport is Alama Iqbal International Airport. In May in Lahore, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.
Historic Sites
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Istanbul, Turkey — 5 nights

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.
Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Taksim Square. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey planner.

Fly from Lahore to Istanbul in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lahore in May, with highs in Istanbul at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Oludeniz.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Oludeniz, Turkey — 1 night

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Oludeniz PlajI and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz road trip app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you will find days in Oludeniz are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.
Parks · Baths · Spas · Beaches

Marmaris, Turkey — 1 night

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the 9th (Mon), stop by Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marmaris visit app.

Getting from Oludeniz to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Marmaris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Parks · Baths · Spas · Beaches
Side Trip

Pamukkale, Turkey — 2 nights

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Giza.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Giza, Egypt — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Giza trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Giza by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pamukkale to Giza due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Giza are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Wadi Rum.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Wadi Rum, Jordan — 3 nights

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a memorable excursion with Wadi Rum Trail. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum road trip app.

You can fly from Giza to Wadi Rum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.

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.

Jordan travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.