16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Sweimah, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Bahia Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Marrakech is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in April, you will find days in Marrakech are warmer (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

1
night
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 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Nile River, then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairo vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cairo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Cairo is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairo, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, then get your game on at Ice Rink, and finally browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

1
night
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
On the 24th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Israel Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, then don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Jerusalem in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with highs in Jerusalem at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1
night
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ein Gedi trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Nachal David Stream ©
Nachal David Stream

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Masada trip planning app .

Drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sweimah.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Masada Fortress, Ein Bokek Beach, The Masada Museum
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
nights
Sweimah, Jordan

Sweimah ©
On the 28th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Madaba Mosaic Map, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Nebo, then explore the activities along Dead Sea, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Dead Sea Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sweimah vacation app .

Traveling by car from Masada to Sweimah takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sweimah

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Madaba, Amman
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map

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