14 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

14 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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14 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Semarang, Indonesia

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes ‚ÄčThe Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, Mount Zion, Garden of Gethsemane, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Masada National Park (in Masada). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and steep yourself in history at Bethesda.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem tour app .

Semarang, Indonesia to Jerusalem is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Semarang to Jerusalem is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Semarang in September: highs in Jerusalem hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park
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3
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bethlehem: Ramallah (Taybeh Winery, Dar Zahran Heritage Building, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, look for gifts at St. John Souvenir, contemplate the long history of Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus, and get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem tour itinerary planner .

Bethlehem is just a short distance from Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ramallah, Cremisan Monastery
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Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity

1
night
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 9th (Mon), examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque, then contemplate the long history of The Citadel, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bethlehem to Amman takes 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Petra.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra

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.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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 13th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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