18 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

18 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train + Foot + Bus:  6 h
6
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, and admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria trip app.

Manchester, UK to Alexandria is an approximately 12- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Alexandria. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect nights in Alexandria to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo visit planner.

Take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: highs in Cairo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Explore Wadi Rum's surroundings by going to Aqaba (Aqaba Castle, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area and contemplate the long history of Lawrence's House.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Wadi Rum in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Aqaba
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lawrence's House ©
Lawrence's House

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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the striking features of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Petra, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Citadel, steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins, and then explore the ancient world of Arch of Hadrian.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amman tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Amman sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nablus.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jerash, Mount Nebo
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

1
night
Nablus, Palestinian Territories

Nablus ©
Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49km north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63km by road), with a population of 126,132. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Shomron National Park, delve into the distant past at Tell Balata Archaeological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Nablus, then explore the ancient world of Jacob's Well, and finally stop by Albader Soap Factory.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Nablus in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Nablus

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Shomron National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jacob's Well ©
Jacob's Well
Great Mosque of Nablus ©
Great Mosque of Nablus
Shomron National Park ©
Shomron National Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Asufa) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and steep yourself in history at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Nablus to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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