32 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

32 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  10 h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
5
Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
9
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
10
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Tram + Bus:  4 h
11
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
12
Jerash, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  84 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation builder app.

Manchester, UK to Cairo is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairo is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Cairo reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
KidZania Cairo ©
KidZania Cairo
Nile River
Nile River

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Alexandria Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria route planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral
Alexandria Zoo ©
Alexandria Zoo

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Attractions like Makadi Water World and Hurghada Grand Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada online holiday planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in August: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around 45°C and lows are around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Bring the kids along to Na'ama Bay and Mangrove Beach. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, stop by St Catherine Shop, have fun at Sling Shot, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

Make your Sharm El Sheikh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Berenice Beach Club and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aqaba attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sharm El Sheikh to Aqaba takes 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Aqaba can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club
South Beach
South 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.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Petra, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Temple, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares

4
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, skim along the rocks with Wadi Rum Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal Umm ad Dami, and get great views at Lawrence's House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Jabal Umm ad Dami ©
Jabal Umm ad Dami
Wadi Rum Guide ©
Wadi Rum Guide

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): have fun and explore at Children's Museum, then make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Church of Moses. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater and then delve into the distant past at The Citadel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Amman takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Madaba
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Children's Museum ©
Children's Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem in 4 hours. Traveling from Amman in August, Jerusalem is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cave of St. Jerome, don't miss a visit to Milk Grotto, get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, then take an in-depth tour of Palestinian Heritage Center, and finally enjoy some diversion at Caliber 3.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bethlehem trip planner.

Bethlehem is just a short distance from Jerusalem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nablus.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Caliber 3
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Palestinian Heritage Center ©
Palestinian Heritage Center
Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory ©

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. On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing), then delve into the distant past at Jacob's Well, and then look for gifts at Albader Soap Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Ancient Shiloh (Tel Shiloh), see the interesting displays at The Samaritan Museum, and then stroll around Shomron National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nablus trip app.

You can drive from Bethlehem to Nablus in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Jerash.

Things to do in Nablus

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ancient Shiloh (Tel Shiloh), Shomron National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing) ©
Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing)
Shomron National Park ©
Shomron National Park
Jacob's Well ©
Jacob's Well

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at North Theatre, step into the grandiose world of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), then explore the ancient world of Ajloun Castle, and finally stroll through Ajloun Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jerash trip planning tool.

Drive from Nablus to Jerash in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jerash are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ajlun
Highlights from your plan
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajloun Nature Reserve ©
Ajloun Nature Reserve
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)

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