41 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

41 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 12 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

13
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get some cultural insight at Al Ain Zoo and Jumeirah Mosque. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marina Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Al Ain (Al Ain Raceway, Al Jahili Fort, & more) and Ajman Beach (in Ajman). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, admire the local landmark of Dubai Fountains, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mamzar Beach Park, and play a few rounds at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dubai trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Dubai is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Dubai: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 35°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman Beach, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

6
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Saadiyat Public Beach and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Do your shopping at Marina Mall and Avenue at Etihad Towers. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Yas Beach, explore and take pictures at Yas Marina Circuit, and cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

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Drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 50°C, while nighttime lows are 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Saadiyat Public Beach ©
Saadiyat Public Beach
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

2
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
On the 19th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre Mall, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, and then hunt for treasures at Souq Waqif. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Corniche, take in the spiritual surroundings of State Grand Mosque, and then browse the different shops at Villaggio Mall.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Doha driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Doha takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Doha due to the time zone difference. July in Doha sees daily highs of 51°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
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Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
State Grand Mosque ©
State Grand Mosque

1
night
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Petra World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Montreal.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Doha to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Petra - Wadi Musa is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, then take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

12
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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Get outdoors at Selale Parkuru and Florya Sahil Parkı. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Dalia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solar Plajı, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder app .

You can fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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