26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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26 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly + Train:  21 h
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
2
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Jericho, Palestinian Territories
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Acre, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
7
Nazareth, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Jerash, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Amman, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
10
Madaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
12
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
Taba, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Beersheba, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
16
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Taipei, Taiwan

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dome of the Rock and Mahane Yehuda Market. Popular historic sites such as Western Wall and Mount Herzl National Cemetery are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and take a stroll through Christian Quarter.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Jerusalem is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in March, Jerusalem is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Mount Herzl National Cemetery ©
Mount Herzl National Cemetery
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

2
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque and then contemplate the long history of Gush Etzion Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Star Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave of St. Jerome, revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity, and finally explore the ancient world of The Church of St. Catherine.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bethlehem trip planner .

Bethlehem is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jericho.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque, Gush Etzion Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque ©
Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jericho trip site .

Drive from Bethlehem to Jericho in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Jericho

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Qumran National Park, Qumran Caves
Highlights from your plan
Mount of Temptation Monastery ©
Mount of Temptation Monastery
Qumran National Park ©
Qumran National Park
Qumran Caves ©
Qumran Caves

1
night
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Haifa road trip planner .

Getting from Jericho to Haifa by combination of bus and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Haifa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Acre.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kiryat Tivon
Highlights from your plan
Beit Shearim ©
Beit Shearim
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa ©
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

1
night
Acre, Israel

Acre
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Hamam El Basha Museum, steep yourself in history at Citadel of Acre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Acre vacation builder site .

Acre is very close to Haifa. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tiberias.

Things to do in Acre

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine
Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Hamam El Basha Museum ©
Hamam El Basha Museum

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea of Galilee and Tiberias. Step off the beaten path and head to The Circassian Museum and Tel Hazor National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Rabbi Meir, do a tasting at Berenice Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Amdur Fine Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Kursi National Park.

Before you visit Tiberias, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Acre to Tiberias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazareth.

Things to do in Tiberias

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Circassian Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Tiberias ©
Tiberias
Kursi National Park ©
Kursi National Park

few
hours
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nazareth road trip planning site .

Nazareth is just a stone's throw from Tiberias. April in Nazareth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerash.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Holy Caves of Nazareth ©
Holy Caves of Nazareth

2
nights
Jerash, Jordan

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ajloun Castle and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jerash trip maker app .

Getting from Nazareth to Jerash by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nazareth in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jerash, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Amman.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then get a new perspective on nature at National Archaeological Museum, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amman tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Jerash to Amman in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Madaba.

Things to do in Amman

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, examine the collection at La Storia Tourism Complex, explore the ancient world of Umm ar-Rasas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Madaba fast, fun, and easy.

Madaba is just a short distance from Amman. Traveling from Amman in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Madaba, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
La Storia ©
La Storia

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Byzantine Church and Petra Kitchen. Get some historical perspective at Petra and Al-Beidha - Little Petra. Venture out of the city with trips to Dana (Dana Nature Reserve & Wadi Ghuweir). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa driving holiday planner .

Drive from Madaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dana
Highlights from your plan
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Petra ©
Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Catherine itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from Petra - Wadi Musa to Saint Catherine with the Route module. April in Saint Catherine sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

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

1
night
Taba, Egypt

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taba itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Saint Catherine to Taba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Taba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Eilat road trip tool .

Eilat is very close to Taba. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taba in April: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. You will leave for Beersheba on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Beersheba, Israel

Beersheba ©
Beersheba also spelled Beer-Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Carasso Science Park, brush up on your military savvy at Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at ANZAC Memorial Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Engine 70414.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Beersheba road trip planner .

Getting from Eilat to Beersheba by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Beersheba

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum ©
Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum
Carasso Science Park ©
Carasso Science Park
ANZAC Memorial Center ©
ANZAC Memorial Center

2
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Frishman Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, then take an in-depth tour of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), and finally wander the streets of Neve Tzedek.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv online sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Beersheba to Tel Aviv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Tel Aviv can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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