16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
2
Alexandria, Egypt
— 4 nights
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
5
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
6
Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
7
Damascus, Syria
— 1 night

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Cairo is 9 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alexandria tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in July: highs in Alexandria hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in July, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

2
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thenmake a trip to Western Wall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Western Wall Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Levantine Gallery, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem online tour planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Rainbow Street, stop by Decoration One Co. Ltd., thencontemplate the long history of The Citadel, thendelve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Project Positive Soulful Creations.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amman road trip planner.

Fly from Jerusalem to Amman in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Amman can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Decoration One Co. Ltd.
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Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Decoration One Co. Ltd. ©
Decoration One Co. Ltd.

1
night
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Beirut Souks, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, thenmake a trip to Corniche Beirut, and finally don't miss a visit to Zaitunay Bay.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beirut sightseeing site.

Getting from Amman to Beirut by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Beirut

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Beirut Souks ©
Beirut Souks
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus, thenget engrossed in the history at Al Azem Palace (Palace of As'ad, Pasha al-'Azm), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, and finally stop by Old City.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Damascus online day trip planner.

Drive from Beirut to Damascus in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Beirut in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Damascus: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Damascus

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
The National Museum of Damascus ©
The National Museum of Damascus

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