61 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

61 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Baalbeck
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Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
Drive
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 6 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 16 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 9 nights
Ferry
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Bol, Croatia
— 4 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Ravello
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Ravello, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 9 nights
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Baalbeck, Lebanon — 1 night

Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85km northeast of Beirut and about 75km north of Damascus. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then steep yourself in history at Temples of Baalbek.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baalbeck itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Baalbeck is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Baalbeck due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Baalbeck: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beirut.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Beirut, Lebanon — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: St. Stephan's Cathedral (in Batroun), Byblos (Vero Museum, Saint Charbel Tomb, &more) and Atelier Assaf (in Warhanieh). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Hammam Al-Jadeed, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and see what you can catch with Narcosis Diving Facility.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Beirut trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Baalbeck to Beirut by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Beirut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

Barcelona, Spain — 16 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: PortAventura (in Salou), Lloret de Mar (Modernist Cemetery, Parochial Rectory, &more) and Tossa de Mar (Museu De La Cuina De La Costa Catalana, Vila Vella (Old Town), &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Beirut to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in June, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hvar.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 24:

Hvar, Croatia — 9 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for sightseeing, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanish Fortress, look for gifts at Forko souvenir shop, step into the grandiose world of Fort Napoljun - Napolean, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hvar trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Hvar in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June in Hvar, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bol.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 3:

Bol, Croatia — 4 nights

An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions.
Explore Bol's surroundings by going to Postira (Kastil Gospodnetic Dol, Mirje, &more), Nerezisca (Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac & Senjkovic Winery) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum uja, kick back and relax at Paklina Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vidova Gora, and get a dose of the wild on Paddle&Explore.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bol road trip app.

Getting from Hvar to Bol by ferry takes about an hour. In July in Bol, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Ravello, Italy — 6 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano) and Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Food Tours, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and cruise along Amalfi Coast.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bol to Ravello in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July in Ravello, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salerno.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

Salerno, Italy — 8 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Cetara (Torre di Cetara & Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo). On the 21st (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, examine the collection at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, and browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri.

To find photos and tourist information, read Salerno trip builder website.

You can drive from Ravello to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 21:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 9 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Salerno to Mykonos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salerno to Mykonos Town. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:

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.
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Brac Island travel guide

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Beaches · Mountains · Nightlife
Often overshadowed by the region's most popular tourist attraction Zlatni Rat, Brac Island offers a window into authentic island life along the Adriatic Sea. The island's historical heritage mixes with its vital folk culture. One of the symbols of the island, the quality white stone from Brac's quarries has been used for building many important edifices since Roman times. Amidst the island's hills you'll discover villages where you can taste sheep's milk and meat products as well as homemade wines. Folk festivals featuring extreme sports competitions, concerts, and nightlife make the island's small harbors especially appealing to younger crowds. The favorable winds of Bol's beach put it on many windsurfing itineraries.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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