14 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

14 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
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Bus to Taba, Foot to Taba Border Passage, Bus to Jerusalem
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Bus
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
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Bus to Modi'in Railway Station/Center, Train to Tel Aviv, Fly to Amman
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and then explore the activities along Nile River.

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Bengaluru, India to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 14°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 1 night

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jerusalem.
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Jerusalem, Israel

— 4 nights

Holy City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Tayelet. Let the collections at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Vic's Armenian Art Studio capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Jaffa (Jaffa Old City & Uri Dushy - Artist's Gallery) and Tel Aviv (Miss D. Gallery & Carmel Market (Shuk Ha'Carmel)). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Western Wall, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, and contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Jerusalem takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect Jerusalem to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Ramallah.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the West Bank

Founded in the 16th century, the small city of Ramallah has built a reputation as the "Cultural Capital of the West Bank," known for its open-minded religious attitude.
Visit Dar Zahran Heritage Building and Mar Saba Monastery for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Zawyeh Gallery and Yasser Arafat Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ramallah: Qumran National Park (in Kalia) and Church of St. Lazarus (in Al-Eizariya). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Head underground at Qumran Caves, look for gifts at Noora Heritage House, and get engrossed in the history at The Palestinian Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ramallah trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Ramallah takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Ramallah

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Amman, Jordan

— 1 night

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, steep yourself in history at The Citadel, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, then explore the galleries of Project Positive Soulful Creations, and finally delve into the distant past at Umayyad Open Cistern.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amman vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Ramallah to Amman in 5.5 hours. In December in Amman, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then steep yourself in history at Petra, then admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip maker tool.

Drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Museums

Amman, Jordan

— 1 night

White City

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amman road trip planning site.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Amman

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Palestinian Territories travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Ruins
Three entities occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967, the Palestinian Territories include East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. Although the political status of this area remains the subject of negotiations, tourist attractions in the Palestinian Territories continue to appeal to curious travelers from distant corners of the globe. A trip to this part of the world takes you back in time and allows you to discover numerous locations prominently mentioned in the Bible, including the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, and the Judean Desert. Many begin their tour of the Palestinian Territories in Ramallah, the area's de facto capital and an ideal place from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.