60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 5 nights
Bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, Fly to Tel Aviv
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly
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Port Sudan, Sudan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Damascus, Syria
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Amman, Jordan

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Automobile Museum and The Citadel. St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and Jerash Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Amman to Madaba to see Mount Nebo about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater and look for gifts at Love on a Bike.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Amman road trip planner.

John Day, USA to Amman is an approximately 144-hour travel. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from John Day in May: high temperatures in Amman hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Petra Museum and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Petra and Obelisk Tomb. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petra - Wadi Musa: Aqaba (Photography Tours & Wadi Araba Desert). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Street of Facades, pause for some photo ops at Djinn Blocks, contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa travel website.

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Petra ©
Must see
Petra
4.6
Street of Facades ©
Must see
Street of Facades
4.5

7
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Jerusalem, Israel

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 hidden gems such as The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa and Jewish Quarter. Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and Western Wall will appeal to history buffs. When in Jerusalem, make a side trip to see Ein Bokek Beach in Ein Bokek, approximately Ein Bokek away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, stroll the grounds of The Jewish Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerusalem in 8 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

White City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Masada National Park and Sea of Galilee. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Church of the Annunciation and Nazareth Village. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Franciscan Wedding Church (in Kfar Cana), Nazareth (St. Joseph Church & International Center Mary of Nazareth) and Magdala (in Migdal). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Palmach Museum, steep yourself in history at Citadel of Acre, visit Akko Old Town, and stroll around Caesarea National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. When traveling from Jerusalem in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tel Aviv: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
St. Joseph Church ©
Must see
St. Joseph Church
4.4
Magdala
Must see
Magdala
4.8

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Cairo, Egypt

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Pyramids of Giza. Get some historical perspective at Bent Pyramid and Great Sphinx. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, head outdoors with AERODIUM Egypt, browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

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

Traveling by flight from Tel Aviv to Cairo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pyramids of Giza ©
World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

City of Peace

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Um Sid. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coral Reefs. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at El Fanar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miso Horse Riding Trips, and head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip app.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Coral Reefs ©
Reef
Coral Reefs
4.8

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, and then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jeddah trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Jeddah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Jeddah are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Sudan.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Red Sea Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Red Sea Mall
4.3
Al Rahma Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Rahma Mosque
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Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sanganeb National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Sudan trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeddah to Port Sudan. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Port Sudan. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Sanganeb National Park ©
World heritage site
Sanganeb National Park
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Visit Al Rajhi Grand Mosque and Masmak Fortress for their historical value. Let the collections at National Museum and Naila Art Gallery capture your imagination. There's more to do: walk around King Abdullah Park and browse the different shops at Al Nakheel Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Riyadh journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Sudan to Riyadh. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Al Nakheel Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Al Nakheel Mall
4.4
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque
4.8
National Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Museum
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Beirut, Lebanon

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Temples of Baalbek and Our Lady of Lebanon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Beirut and Memoire Du Temps. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Paragliding Jounieh (in Jounieh), Byblos (Saint Charbel Tomb, Vero Scultura, &more) and Baalbek Roman Ruins (in Baalbeck). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tyre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, explore the world behind art at Atelier Assaf, and step into the grandiose world of Beit Eddine.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beirut online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Riyadh to Beirut in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Riyadh in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Beirut: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Beit Eddine ©
Must see
Beit Eddine
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Damascus, Syria

Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Damascus Umayyad Mosque and The National Museum of Damascus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deir Mar Takla and Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), browse the eclectic array of goods at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), and admire the landmark architecture of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Damascus online travel route builder.

You can drive from Beirut to Damascus in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in June, you will find days in Damascus are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are little chillier (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Religious Site
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
4.8
Deir Mar Takla ©
Religious Site
Deir Mar Takla
5.0
Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh ©
Religious Site
Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh
5.0

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