26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Nazareth, Israel
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Kfar Cana, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
4
Capernaum, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Masada, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ein Gedi, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
8
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Jericho, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Travel:  8​h 15​min
10
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
11
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
12
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Madaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Semarang, Indonesia

1
day
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
St. Joseph Church has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Megiddo National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cana, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Annunciation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from International Center Mary of Nazareth.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nazareth trip website .

Semarang, Indonesia to Nazareth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Semarang to Nazareth due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Semarang, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nazareth, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kfar Cana.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Church ©
St. Joseph Church
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©

1
night
Kfar Cana, Israel

Kfar Cana ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tel Yodfat, meet the residents at Monkey Forest Yodfat, learn about winemaking at Netofa Winery, examine the collection at The Circassian Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kfar Cana tour itinerary planner .

Kfar Cana is just a stone's throw from Nazareth. In September, daytime highs in Kfar Cana are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Kfar Cana

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yodfat, Mount Tabor, Circassian Museum, Netofa Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Netofa Winery ©
Netofa Winery
Tel Yodfat ©
Tel Yodfat

1
night
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 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tiberias, take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel National Park, explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, then cool off at Aqua Kef, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Berenice Winery, don't miss a visit to Domus Galilaeae, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, and finally head outdoors with Ginosar Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tiberias sightseeing planner .

Tiberias is very close to Kfar Cana. In September, daytime highs in Tiberias are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Capernaum.

Things to do in Tiberias

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tabgha ©
Tabgha
Tiberias ©
Tiberias

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.
On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, delve into the distant past at The House and Church of St. Peter, contemplate the long history of Church of the Multiplication, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Capernaum day trip planner.

Capernaum is very close to Tiberias. In September, daytime highs in Capernaum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Masada.

Things to do in Capernaum

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Galilee Region, Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Church of the Primacy of Peter ©
Church of the Primacy of Peter
Church of the Multiplication ©
Church of the Multiplication

2
nights
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Masada Fortress, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park, take an in-depth tour of The Masada Museum, then kick back and relax at Ein Bokek Beach, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Arad Contemporary Art Center.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Masada online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Capernaum to Masada takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Masada

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Nachal David Stream, then explore the activities along Dead Sea, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, and finally make a trip to Nahal Prazim. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ein Gedi Synagogue, then get outside with Ein Gedi Eco Center, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ein Gedi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Masada to Ein Gedi in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ein Gedi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea
En Gedi Nature Reserve ©
En Gedi Nature Reserve
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

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 King David's Tomb as well as Golgotha. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Neve Tzedek (in Tel Aviv). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, make a trip to The Western Wall Tunnels, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and examine the collection at Israel Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jerusalem travel route planner .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Jerusalem in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of St. Catherine, and then steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem travel website .

Bethlehem is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jericho.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Caliber 3
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
Walking tours

1
night
Jericho, Palestinian Territories

Jericho ©
Jericho is a city in the Palestinian Territories and is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. On the 29th (Tue), make a trip to Mosaic Centre Laboratory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount of Temptation Monastery, explore the ancient world of Tel es-Sultan, then make a trip to Hisham's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Zaccheus' Tree.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jericho tour itinerary maker .

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 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Jericho

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Temptation Monastery ©
Mount of Temptation Monastery
Mosaic Centre Laboratory ©
Mosaic Centre Laboratory
Hisham's Palace ©
Hisham's Palace

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine tour builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Jericho to Saint Catherine with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Giza.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

3
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire, then steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and finally stop by Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Dahshour, then make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser, and finally delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Giza in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Giza, with lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nile Cairo Dinner Cruise as well as Nile River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with Nile Cairo Dinner Cruise and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, then walk around Al-Azhar Park, then steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and finally shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip website .

Cairo is very close to Giza. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba ©
A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Nebo. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, and finally make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madaba trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairo to Madaba. Traveling from Cairo in October, Madaba is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amman
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map

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