16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Bashayer, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairo travel planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Cairo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Cairo is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, then Head underground at Jeita Grotto, and then pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of Lebanon. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at American University of Beirut, then don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, and finally see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Cairo to Beirut in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Beirut, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jeita Grotto, Our Lady of Lebanon
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jaffa Old City in Jaffa (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planner .

Getting from Beirut to Jerusalem by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jerusalem, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaffa Old City
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

2
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Eilat are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Petra - Wadi Musa: Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana) and Montreal Crusader Castle (in Shoubak). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Petra, step into the grandiose world of Kerak de Moab Castle, steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kerak de Moab Castle, Montreal Crusader Castle, Dana Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

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