59 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

59 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 5 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 6 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
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Amman, Jordan
— 5 nights
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Fly to Tel Aviv, Train to Central Station/Yafo, Bus to Bethlehem
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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
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Sweimah, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 3 nights
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Drive to Tunis Carthage International Airport, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Meknes, Morocco
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Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Ifrane, Morocco
— 1 day
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 5 nights

Radiant City

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Medina travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Medina is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Medina due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, plan for slightly colder days in Medina, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 6 nights

Mother of All Settlements

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.
Explore Mecca's surroundings by going to Taif (Shafa Mountains & Al Rudaf Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba, make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat, browse the different shops at Al Hijaz Mall, and contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mecca trip maker app.

You can fly from Medina to Mecca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medina in January: high temperatures in Mecca hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 1 night

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 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Al-Balad, don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, then make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, and finally ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jeddah trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mecca in January, plan for little chillier days in Jeddah, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Amman.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Amman, Jordan

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amman: Jerash (The Archeological Park & Jerash Ruins) and Madaba (St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Madaba Mosaic Map, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Citadel, learn more about the world around you at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and look for gifts at Nadia Dajani Jewellery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amman vacation planning website.

Fly from Jeddah to Amman in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Amman is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in January, with highs in Amman at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Amman

Side Trips

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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

— 3 nights
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Explore Bethlehem's surroundings by going to Jericho (Zaccheus' Tree, Mount of Temptation Monastery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, delve into the distant past at The Church of St. Catherine, revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, and Head underground at Qumran Caves.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem online travel route planner.

Getting from Amman to Bethlehem by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sweimah.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sweimah, Jordan

— 2 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Sweimah: Ma'in Hot Springs (in Ma'in) and Madaba (Machaerus & Memorial Church of Moses).

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Traveling by car from Bethlehem to Sweimah takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sweimah

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 1 night
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 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Little Petra.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sweimah to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, explore the activities along Nile River, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Alexandria.

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Side Trips

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Alexandria, Egypt

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria day trip tool.

Drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Luxor, Egypt

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in January: highs in Luxor hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Tunis.

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Tunis, Tunisia

— 2 nights
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bab El Bhar and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of The National Bardo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zitouna Mosque, and then take a stroll through Medina of Tunis.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tunis online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Tunis in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Tunis is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in February: highs in Tunis hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 2 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Art Gallery. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Ghriba Synagogue, make a trip to Djerbahood, then browse the exhibits of Musee de Guellala, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Ghazi Mustapha.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Djerba Island visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tunis to Djerba Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Djerba Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sidi Bou Said.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

— 3 nights
Sidi Bou Said a town in northern Tunisia located about 20 km from the capital, Tunis.Named for a religious figure who lived there, Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Al-Tamimi Al-Baji|Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia al-Tamimi al-Baji (previously it was called Jabal el-Menar). Sidi Bou Said is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Baths of Antoninus, stop by Rose Mandarine, browse the exhibits of Carthage Museuma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Louis Cathedral.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sidi Bou Said tour planning tool.

Fly from Djerba Island to Sidi Bou Said in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and subway. In February in Sidi Bou Said, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Sidi Bou Said

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 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.
Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sidi Bou Said to Marrakech. The time zone difference when traveling from Sidi Bou Said to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

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Essaouira, Morocco

— 3 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Medina of Essaouira.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Casablanca, Morocco

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Meknes.

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Meknes, Morocco

City of the Hundred Minarets

One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Meknes trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Meknes in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Meknes, with lows around 6°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Fes.

Things to do in Meknes

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Jnan Sbil, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and stop by Medina of Fez.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fes tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Meknes to Fes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Ifrane.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Ifrane, Morocco

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get outside with Cedre Gouraud.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ifrane trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fes to Ifrane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Ifrane can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Ifrane

Outdoors

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

— 3 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.
On the 23rd (Wed), spend a day of history-infused exploration at Chefchaouen Medina. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Spanish Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Kasbah Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ifrane to Chefchaouen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Tangier, Morocco

— 2 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 26th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel and then Head underground at Hercules Cave.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tangier tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Nature · Parks
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Al Madinah Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Cemeteries

Makkah Province travel guide

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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.