11 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammamet to Abu Dhabi is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hammamet in August: high temperatures in Abu Dhabi hover around 50°C and lows are around 37°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Male.
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Male, Maldives — 2 nights

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
On the 8th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then see majestic marine mammals with Silent Hunter Fishing Charter.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Male trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Abu Dhabi to Male takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, you will find days in Male are cooler (36°C), and nights are little chillier (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.
Wildlife · Tours · Spas · Outdoors
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Tokyo, Japan — 1 night

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
On the 10th (Thu), take a stroll through Odaiba District and then take a stroll through Ginza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Tokyo in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Male to Tokyo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 3 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ortakoy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online road trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Istanbul in 15 hours. Traveling from Kyoto to Istanbul, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Maldives travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving · Beaches
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.