23 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

23 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel

— 3 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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, don't miss a visit to Western Wall, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jerusalem trip builder site.

New York City, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Jerusalem are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Amman.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Amman, Jordan

— 2 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've now added Qasr al-Kharrana to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Qasr al-Kharrana, steep yourself in history at The Citadel, then contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and finally don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman road trip site.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Amman in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jerusalem in August since evenings lows in Amman dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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.
You've now added Montreal Crusader Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Petra. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Montreal Crusader Castle, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Beirut, Lebanon

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Baalbek Roman Ruins, Temples of Baalbek, Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pigeon Rocks in Raouche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temples of Baalbek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then step into the grandiose world of Crusaders Sea Castle.

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You can fly from Petra - Wadi Musa to Beirut in 8 hours. In August in Beirut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lighthouse of Alexandria. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Lighthouse of Alexandria, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey and then browse the exhibits of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Alexandria takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

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.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Nile River and then walk around Al-Azhar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in August, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 50°C by day to 33°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Avenue of Sphinxes as well as Colossi of Memnon. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Khartoum, Sudan

— 2 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Naga: Temple of Amun. On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Sudan National Museum and then head off the coast to Tuti Island. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Presidential Palace and then steep yourself in history at Naga: Temple of Amun.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Khartoum trip itinerary website.

Fly from Luxor to Khartoum in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in August, expect nights in Khartoum to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khartoum

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
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.

Lebanon travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Monuments · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.

Sudan travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.