20 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

20 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Gaya, India
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
7
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Gaya, India

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo driving holiday planner.

Gaya, India to Cairo is an approximately 21- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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 shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Marrakech in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Marrakech. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairo in July since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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.
Wadi Rum is known for nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area, make a short side trip with Wadi Rum Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lawrence's House, and take in the pleasant sights at Wadi Rum Guide.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wadi Rum online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Wadi Rum in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Guide ©
Wadi Rum Guide
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 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then delve into the distant past at Petra, then admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of The Urn Tomb.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Masada.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Masada trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Masada takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

3
nights
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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Western Wall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip builder site.

Drive from Masada to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Ramallah.

Things to do in Jerusalem

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

1
night
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

Ramallah ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Arafat's Tomb, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Birzeit Brewery, explore the ancient world of Al Khader Church, learn about winemaking at Taybeh Winery, then examine the collection at Mahmoud Darwish Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Dar Zahran Heritage Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ramallah sightseeing planner.

Ramallah is very close to Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Ramallah

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
Mahmoud Darwish Museum ©
Mahmoud Darwish Museum
Birzeit Brewery ©
Birzeit Brewery

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and then contemplate the long history of The Church of the Annunciation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): do a tasting at 3 Vines Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hula Nature Reserve, and then steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiberias trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ramallah to Tiberias takes 2.5 hours. July in Tiberias sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hula Nature Reserve, 3 Vines Winery, Mount Tabor, The Church of the Annunciation, Mount of Beatitudes
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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