22 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

22 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Kfar Cana, Israel
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Capernaum, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
4
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Jericho, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Masada, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Semarang, Indonesia

1
day
Kfar Cana, Israel

Kfar Cana ©
You've now added Franciscan Wedding Church to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at The Spice Way Herb & Spice Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, steep yourself in history at Tiberias, then see the interesting displays at The Circassian Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Wedding Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kfar Cana online tour itinerary planner .

Semarang, Indonesia to Kfar Cana is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Semarang in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kfar Cana: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Capernaum.

Things to do in Kfar Cana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Spice Way Herb & Spice Farm, Tiberias, Mount Tabor, Circassian Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Tiberias ©
Tiberias
Franciscan Wedding Church ©
Franciscan Wedding Church

2
nights
Capernaum, Israel

Capernaum ©
A trip to Capernaum takes pilgrims and tourists to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which represents one of the major historical sites to see in Israel.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park, delve into the distant past at Kursi National Park, don't miss a visit to Omrit Archaeological Site, then admire all the interesting features of Vered Hagalil Guest Farm, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Capernaum tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kfar Cana to Capernaum in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Capernaum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Capernaum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tiberias, Galilee Region, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Susita (Hippos) Nature Reserve and National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Zion, Temple Mount, Golgotha, and other attractions you added. Visit Western Wall and Old City of Jerusalem for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tayelet and Jaffa Old City. Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Aviv (Artspace Tel Aviv & Under 1000 Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem online tour planner .

Getting from Capernaum to Jerusalem by bus takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bethlehem trip planning website .

Bethlehem is very close to Jerusalem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jericho.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
The Church of St. Catherine ©
The Church of St. Catherine

2
nights
Jericho, Palestinian Territories

Jericho ©
Jericho is a city in the Palestinian Territories and is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Good Samaritan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Genesis Land, Head underground at Qumran Caves, see the interesting displays at Qumran National Park, then explore the ancient world of Tel es-Sultan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount of Temptation Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt) and then don't miss a visit to Zaccheus' Tree.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jericho travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bethlehem to Jericho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Masada.

Things to do in Jericho

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt), Genesis Land, Qumran Caves, Qumran National Park
Highlights from your plan
Qumran Caves ©
Qumran Caves
Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt) ©
Genesis Land ©
Genesis Land

2
nights
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ein Bokek Beach, and finally look for gifts at Adi Miraro Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, have fun and explore at Arad Contemporary Art Center, admire the masterpieces at Fine Art & Doll Museum, then examine the collection at Glass Art Museum Arad, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Bokek River.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Masada using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jericho to Masada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arad, Ein Bokek, Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress
Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Petra.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa tour planning tool .

Getting from Masada to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra

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.
Let the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Oum El Dounia Gallery capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Fair Trade Egypt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cairo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of King Tut Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and finally browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in September, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

3
nights
Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
You've now added Mount Sinai to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), explore and take pictures at Mount Sinai, steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery, then explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to moses pool, explore the ancient world of Wadi Hammamat, and then explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, Saint Catherine is slightly colder than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Al Tur, Ras Mohommed National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

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