60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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

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Amman, Jordan

Amman ©

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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
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 Byzantine Church, 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 · Parks · Nature

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Must see
Petra
4.6
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Must see
Street of Facades
4.5

7
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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©

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 Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony). Jewish Quarter and Mount Herzl National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. When in Jerusalem, make a side trip to see Ein Bokek Beach in Ein Bokek, approximately Ein Bokek away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, and identify plant and animal life at En Gedi Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerusalem in 8 hours. In May in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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6
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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©

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 Food Tours. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Nazareth (St. Joseph Church, Nazareth Village, &more), Franciscan Wedding Church (in Kfar Cana) and Magdala (in Migdal). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palmach Museum, take a stroll through Akko Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Beatitude Monastery, and make a trip to Al-Jazzar Mosque.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tel Aviv trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in May: highs in Tel Aviv hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
St. Joseph Church
4.4
Must see
Magdala
4.8

5
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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

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 Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip planning app.

Fly from Tel Aviv to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza
4.4

7
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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 Al Mustafa Mosque. Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Coral Reefs about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: join in the local party scene at El Fanar, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in June, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reef
Coral Reefs
4.8

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©

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
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Shopping Mall
Red Sea Mall
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Religious Site
Al Rahma Mosque
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Port Sudan, Sudan

Port 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

Parks · Nature
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World heritage site
Sanganeb National Park
4.8

3
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
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
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Shopping Mall
Al Nakheel Mall
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Religious Site
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque
4.8
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Specialty Museum
National Museum
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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©

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 Beit Eddine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Beirut and Atelier Assaf. Explore Beirut's surroundings by going to Baalbek Roman Ruins (in Baalbeck), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Paragliding Jounieh (in Jounieh). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Byblos Castle, wander the streets of Churches of Harissa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, and make a trip to Old Souk.

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 · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:
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Must see
Beit Eddine
4.8

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Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
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 Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deir Mar Takla and The National Museum of Damascus. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, hunt for treasures at Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), and appreciate the history behind Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Damascus road trip planner.

You can drive from Beirut to Damascus in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beirut in June: highs in Damascus hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 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 · Parks

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Religious Site
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
4.8
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Religious Site
Deir Mar Takla
5.0
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Religious Site
Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh
5.0

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