37 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

37 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Giza, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taba, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Foot to Taba Border Passage
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Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
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Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 6 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
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Giza, Egypt

— 4 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Go for a jaunt from Giza to Saqqara to see Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Giza trip planner.

Cairo to Giza is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or drive; or take a train. In February in Giza, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Aswan, Egypt

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, steep yourself in history at Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and then admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Giza to Aswan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Giza in March, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Luxor, Egypt

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Luxor. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taba.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Taba, Egypt

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Taba trip website.

Getting from Luxor to Taba by car takes about 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Taba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 nights
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.
When in Wadi Rum, make a side trip to see Submarine Tours in Aqaba, approximately Aqaba away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area, explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House, and hike along Wadi Rum Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Eilat, Israel

— 2 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Eilat Marina, then explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and then head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Reef, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Eilat itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Wadi Rum to Eilat in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Eilat are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Tiberias, Israel

— 3 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, The Church of the Annunciation, &more) and Haifa (Louis Promenade, The Baha'i Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, contemplate the long history of Tiberias, take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdala.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tiberias attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eilat to Tiberias. Traveling from Eilat in March, you will find days in Tiberias are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Israel

— 6 nights

Holy City

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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Tayelet) and Jaffa (Iris Eshet Cohen Gallery & Jaffa Old City). On the 25th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Western Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bethesda, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip app.

You can drive from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 8 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Mary, Mother of Jesus Mosque, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Wed) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Dubai takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Dubai. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in March, with highs in Dubai at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.