33 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

33 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Lyon, France
Tram + Fly:  9 h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Port Said, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Suez, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
7
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 30 min
8
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Karak, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train + Bus:  4 h 45 min
11
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
12
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly + Tram:  7 h 30 min
End: Lyon, France


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4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, and explore the galleries of Sondos Papyrus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary maker.

Lyon, France to Cairo is an approximately 9- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Cairo is 1 hour. While traveling from Lyon, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Alexandria day trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

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

1
night
Port Said, Egypt

Port Said ©
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at El Nasr Museum For Modern Art and then contemplate the waterfront views at Suez Canal.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Said day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Port Said takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Port Said are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suez.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums Parks Nature
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Suez Canal ©
Suez Canal

1
night
Suez, Egypt

Suez
Suez is a seaport city (population ca. To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Suez trip planner.

You can drive from Port Said to Suez in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Said in November since evenings lows in Suez dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Suez

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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3
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and browse the different shops at Senzo Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Suez to Hurghada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Suez in November, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, stop by Shop Sandouk, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor visit planner.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in November, plan for little chillier nights in Luxor, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Eilat takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Eilat, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Petra - Wadi Musa: Montreal Crusader Castle (in Shoubak), Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana) and Wadi Rum Protected Area (in Wadi Rum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Petra, explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Little Petra.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa in 12.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karak.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Montreal Crusader Castle, Dana Nature Reserve, Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Petra ©
Petra
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra

1
night
Karak, Jordan

Karak ©
Al-Karak, also known as just Karak or Kerak, is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Wadi Bin Hammad and then explore the historical opulence of Kerak de Moab Castle.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Karak online travel route planner.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Karak by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Karak

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerak de Moab Castle
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Wadi Bin Hammad ©
Wadi Bin Hammad
Kerak de Moab Castle ©
Kerak de Moab Castle

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: Madaba (Machaerus, Madaba Mosaic Map, &more) and Jerash (Oval Plaza, Jerash Ruins, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, browse for treasures at Artisana Jordan Arts and Crafts Center, delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, and examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amman trip planning app.

You can drive from Karak to Amman in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Karak in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Amman. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins

3
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bethlehem: Ramallah (Taybeh Winery, Dar Zahran Heritage Building, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Church of the Nativity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cave of St. Jerome, get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, and stop by St. John Souvenir.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Bethlehem in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Ramallah
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Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery

3
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Jaffa Gate, Old City of Jerusalem, &more) and Mary's Spring (in Ein Kerem). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get your game on at Art Quest - Club Allenby 28.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv trip planner.

You can take a bus from Bethlehem to Tel Aviv in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Mary's Spring
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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