11 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

11 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
1
Chennai, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 45​min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at Kartwheel, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

1
day
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Citadel and then steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amman trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Amman in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Amman is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get much colder in Amman: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Bethesda, and make a trip to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem takes 5 hours. Traveling from Amman in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Jerusalem: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip builder app .

You can fly from Jerusalem to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in January, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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