50 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

50 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Erg Chebbi, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Ouarzazate, Morocco
— 1 night
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
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Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
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Sohag, Egypt
— 1 night
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Asyut, Egypt
— 1 night
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Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Sweimah, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
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Nazareth, Israel
— 2 nights
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Haifa, Israel
— 2 nights
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Tiberias, Israel
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Casablanca, Morocco

— 3 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jardin Zoologique de Rabat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hassan II Mosque and Kasbah des Oudaias. Step out of Casablanca to go to Rabat and see Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Diab.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Casablanca trip planner.

Naples, Italy to Casablanca is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples to Casablanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in July, expect nights in Casablanca to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

— 2 nights
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Akchour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip site.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Chefchaouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Fes, Morocco

— 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Sat), wander the streets of Medina of Fez and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine and then contemplate the long history of Glaoui Palace.

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Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fes are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Erg Chebbi.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Baths · Historic Sites · Spas
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Erg Chebbi, Morocco

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Macro Fossiles Kasbah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif and then admire the striking features of Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim.

Start your trip to Erg Chebbi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fes to Erg Chebbi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fes in July, with highs in Erg Chebbi at 105°F and lows at 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Erg Chebbi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Ouarzazate, Morocco

— 1 night

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 21st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Old Synagogue and then contemplate the long history of Taourirt Kasbah.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Ouarzazate online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Erg Chebbi to Ouarzazate in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Erg Chebbi in July, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Ouarzazate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Historic Sites · Museums
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 2 nights

Red City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Mellah. Explore hidden gems such as Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marrakech online travel planner.

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Casablanca, Morocco

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Marrakech to Casablanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from Marrakech in July, plan for much colder days in Casablanca, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Cairo.

Things to do in Casablanca

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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and Zamalek (Gezira Island). When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Manial Palace Museum, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairo itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Cairo takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Casablanca to Cairo. Traveling from Casablanca in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around 95°F and lows about 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

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Luxor, Egypt

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luxor travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (106°F), and nights are about the same (79°F). You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel itinerary app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 105°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Edfu, Egypt

— 1 night
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edfu planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Edfu by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Edfu are 106°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. You'll set off for Sohag on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites · Events
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Sohag, Egypt

— 1 night
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. On the 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Red Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sohag road trip planning website.

Getting from Edfu to Sohag by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sohag are 103°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asyut.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
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Asyut, Egypt

— 1 night
Asyut is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate in Egypt, which has one of the largest Coptic Catholic bishopric churches in the country; the ancient city of the same name, which is situated nearby. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Asyut trip site.

Drive from Sohag to Asyut in 2 hours. July in Asyut sees daily highs of 101°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites
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Aswan, Egypt

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum and then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan road trip planning app.

You can drive from Asyut to Aswan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Asyut in August, things will get a bit warmer in Aswan: highs are around 109°F and lows about 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Alexandria.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums
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Alexandria, Egypt

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of King Farouk Palace and then get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Aswan to Alexandria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Aswan in August: highs in Alexandria hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Alexandria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 96°F to lows of 78°F. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Amman.

Things to do in Cairo

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Amman, Jordan

— 3 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jabal Al Lweibdeh and Abu Darwish Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Children's Museum and Al Balad – Downtown Amman. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Decoration One Co. Ltd..

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Amman takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in August, Amman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sweimah.

Things to do in Amman

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Sweimah, Jordan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at O Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Dead Sea Museum, and then test the waters at Sohum Spa at Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Machaerus, then examine the collection at Al Hakaya (La Storia) Eatery and cultural center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sweimah holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amman to Sweimah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sweimah

Museums · Parks · Baths · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, and then admire the striking features of The Great Temple.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip website.

You can fly from Sweimah to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Museums
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Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wadi Rum tour planner.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Tel Aviv, Israel

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Joseph Bau House Museum and The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. Escape the urban bustle at Tayelet and Hasela Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Acadia Beach, examine the collection at Dialogue In The Dark, and stroll through Frishman Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and flight from Wadi Rum to Tel Aviv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Jerusalem, Israel

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and The Western Wall Tunnels. Let the collections at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Hebrew Music Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, see the interesting displays at Herzl Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jerusalem using our trip planner.

Getting from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Jerusalem

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Nazareth, Israel

— 2 nights

Arab Capital of Israel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent, then take in the exciting artwork at Musmar Pottery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazareth online day trip planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Nazareth in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Haifa.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Haifa, Israel

— 2 nights
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 24th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at Ghattas Turkish Bath, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeepon-Naim. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at En Carmel, see the interesting displays at The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Meridian Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Haifa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nazareth to Haifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Haifa, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tiberias.

Things to do in Haifa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tiberias, Israel

— 2 nights
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Rabbi Meir, then stroll through Sea of Galilee, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Arbel Cliff, examine the collection at Yigal Alon Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Twelve Apostles.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiberias trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Haifa to Tiberias in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Morocco travel guide

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Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Egypt travel guide

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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.

Nile River Valley travel guide

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Ruins · Monuments · Cemeteries
Nile River Valley represents one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, which supported human life as early as 5500 BCE. A tour of Nile River Valley includes visiting some of Egypt's best preserved ancient tombs, temples, and cities, as well as observing both the barren deserts and the fertile fields of corn, sugar cane, sesame, and alfalfa. Boats regularly cruise the waterway and visitors can choose between short trips to get a sense of the river's importance and magnitude, and weeklong excursions designed to provide a deeper insight into the country's history, topography, and cultural heritage.

Jordan travel guide

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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.

Dead Sea Region travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Nature & Parks · Beaches
A vacation in Jordan's Dead Sea Region allows you to relax and reinvigorate as you bathe in the beneficial waters of the salt lake, while also having access to historic sights and natural attractions. The Dead Sea Region is part of the Jordan Rift Valley, a natural depression known for its many interesting rock formations, mineral hot springs, and ancient sites. Besides floating on the water and catching the rays, things to do in the Dead Sea Region include hiking the trails of the nearby nature reserve, exploring the town of Madaba, or visiting what was reportedly the baptism site of Jesus Christ.

Israel travel guide

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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.

Galilee Region travel guide

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A mountainous northern region with a Biblical lake, Galilee ranks among Israel's top tourist destinations. Trips to Galilee may have a religious or outdoor orientation, with Christian tours, trips to the Sea of Galilee, hiking along scenic trails, and culinary explorations all ranking high on visitors' lists. Follow the footsteps of Jesus and early saints, see crusader castles, and tour Jewish catacombs, or simply spend your time soaking in the largest natural springs in the Middle East. Other highlights of a tour of Galilee include the Druze villages, Christmas in Nazareth, or an oil festival. While here, try the freshwater fish and cuisine featuring countless Mediterranean spices.