33 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

33 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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33 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
7
Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kochi (Cochin) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubai road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Dubai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Dubai is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January; daily highs in Dubai reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Parks
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

3
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed, make a trip to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, and take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Medina trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Medina takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Medina is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

4
nights
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca ©
The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mecca: Jeddah (Jeddah Corniche, King Fahd's Fountain, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bilal Masjid, and contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mecca trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina in February, expect Mecca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Jeddah
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: Jerash Ruins (in Jerash) and Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map, Mount Nebo, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of The Citadel, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amman trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Mecca to Amman in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mecca to Amman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mecca in February, things will get colder in Amman: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash Ruins
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins

2
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally make a trip to Western Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jerusalem route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amman to Jerusalem takes 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amman in February, with highs in Jerusalem at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2
nights
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of The German Colony, then admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, then make a trip to Louis Promenade, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Haifa vacation builder website .

Getting from Jerusalem to Haifa by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

The Church of the Annunciation, Sea of Galilee
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

6
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Step out of Tel Aviv to go to Rehovot and see Ayalon Institute Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Haifa to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Tel Aviv sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ayalon Institute Museum, Safari Park
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Food Tours
Tel Aviv Museum of Art ©
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
On the 23rd (Sun), hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Tel Aviv to Marrakech in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Marrakech. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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