32 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

32 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus to Taba, Ferry to Aqaba
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Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Bus
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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Bus to HaNevi'im Terminal/Unloading, Bus to Nablus
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Nablus, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerash, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Great Sphinx will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Pyramids of Giza (in Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zamalek (Gezira Island), view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairo driving holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Alexandria Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria route planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hurghada Marina make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, cool off at Sindbad Aqua Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 45°C and lows about 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Crocodile Show, and get a taste of local nightlife at El Fanar.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or ride a ferry; or drive. August in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Aqaba, Jordan

— 2 nights

Bride of the Red Sea

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Berenice Beach Club and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aqaba attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sharm El Sheikh to Aqaba takes 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Aqaba can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Petra, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Temple, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 4 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.
Wadi Rum is known for nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal Umm ad Dami, explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House, and hike along Wadi Rum Trail.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Amman.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): have fun and explore at Children's Museum, then make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Church of Moses. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater and then delve into the distant past at The Citadel.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Wadi Rum to Amman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Jerusalem, Israel

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem trip site.

You can fly from Amman to Jerusalem in 3 hours. Traveling from Amman in August, Jerusalem is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

— 1 night
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cave of St. Jerome, don't miss a visit to Milk Grotto, get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, then take an in-depth tour of Palestinian Heritage Center, and finally enjoy some diversion at Caliber 3.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bethlehem trip planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Bethlehem by bus takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nablus.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Nablus, Palestinian Territories

— 1 night
Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49km north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63km by road), with a population of 126,132. On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing), then delve into the distant past at Jacob's Well, and then look for gifts at Albader Soap Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Ancient Shiloh (Tel Shiloh), see the interesting displays at The Samaritan Museum, and then stroll around Shomron National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nablus trip app.

You can take a bus from Bethlehem to Nablus in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Jerash.

Things to do in Nablus

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Jerash, Jordan

— 2 nights
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at North Theatre, delve into the distant past at Ajloun Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ajloun Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jerash trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nablus to Jerash in 4.5 hours. August in Jerash sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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.

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.

West Bank travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Ruins
Steeped in biblical history, the West Bank offers a wide variety of historical and heritage tours. A trip to the West Bank would normally include a visit to the birthplace of Jesus, various ancient baptismal sites, and East Jerusalem. Churches, mosques, and old palace walls, historic souks, and bustling neighborhoods give much color to this politically divided region, where checkpoints are never far from sight. Follow the footsteps of ancient saints and see some fine Arab heritage, then get out into nature in the wadis and oases. A typical summer vacation in the West Bank will invariably involve a dip in the Dead Sea. The delicious local Mediterranean cuisine needs no introduction: think falafel, shawarma, hummus, and seasonal salads.