11 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

11 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h
3
New Delhi, India
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Beijing, China
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 45​min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Street of Facades, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Petra.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa journey website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahl Al Kahf, take a stroll through Nabad Art Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Hercules, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amman tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Amman sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum
Temple of Hercules ©
Temple of Hercules

1
day
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 5th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour planning app .

Getting from Amman to New Delhi by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Amman to New Delhi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amman, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Agra Fort.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Agra online route planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Agra, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Walking tours

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day
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, then take a stroll through 798 Art Zone, and then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Beijing takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Agra in May, expect Beijing to be much colder, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
798 Art Zone ©
798 Art Zone

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Beijing to Johannesburg in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beijing in May: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): do a tasting at Constantia Glen Winery, examine the collection at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Zeitz MOCAA. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, then do a tasting at Vrede en Lust Winery, and finally do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town holiday planning app .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fairview Wine and Cheese, Vrede en Lust Winery
Highlights from your plan
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Vrede en Lust Winery ©
Vrede en Lust Winery
The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum ©

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