30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Shiraz, Iran
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Tehran, Iran
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Erbil, Iraq
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Beirut, Lebanon
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Explore Jeddah's surroundings by going to Mecca (Makkah Clock Tower Museum, Kaaba, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, make a trip to Nassif House Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeddah trip planner.

Newark, USA to Jeddah is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in September: highs in Jeddah hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Mecca
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

3
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Medina trip planning site.

You can fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in September, you will find days in Medina are somewhat warmer (107°F), and nights are about the same (86°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud

4
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, browse the different shops at Panorama Mall, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, and steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Riyadh trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Medina to Riyadh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medina in September, plan for little chillier days in Riyadh, with highs around 102°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

4
nights
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Step out of Shiraz to go to Persepolis and see Persepolis, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan trip to Shiraz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Riyadh to Shiraz in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Shiraz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, you will find days in Shiraz are slightly colder (93°F), and nights are much colder (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Persepolis
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez

3
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isfahan planning app.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Isfahan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Isfahan, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

4
nights
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at The National Jewelry Treasury, and enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tehran road trip planning app.

Fly from Isfahan to Tehran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Isfahan in September since evenings lows in Tehran dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Shopping Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Tabiat Bridge ©
Tabiat Bridge

2
nights
Erbil, Iraq

Erbil ©
The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, and then walk around Shanadar Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Family Mall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Erbil trip planner.

You can fly from Tehran to Erbil in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Tehran in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Erbil: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park

1
night
Baalbeck, Lebanon

Baalbeck ©
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 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Baalbek Roman Ruins, then explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, then don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Bekaa Valley.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baalbeck attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Erbil to Baalbeck takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Erbil in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Baalbeck: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bekaa Valley
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Hajar al-Hibla ©
Hajar al-Hibla

4
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Hall of Fame (in Qornet El Hamra). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Jeita Grotto, don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, shop like a local with Hamra Street, and explore the striking landscape at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beirut route planner.

Traveling by car from Baalbeck to Beirut takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Our Lady of Lebanon, Hall of Fame, Jeita Grotto
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

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