9 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

9 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

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9 days in Asia & Africa Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
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Manama, Bahrain
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
7
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
End: Manama, Bahrain

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Khamis Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Qal'at al-Bahrain, then take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque).

Before you visit Manama, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Bahrain, the closest major airport is Bahrain International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Museums
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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain

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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 11th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manama to Cairo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Manama in October, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, then contemplate the long history of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and finally explore the ancient world of Western Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and then contemplate the long history of Garden of Gethsemane.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem day trip planning site .

Getting from Cairo to Jerusalem by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

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

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Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, then delve into the distant past at Magdala, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tiberias itinerary planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Tiberias by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tiberias are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Masada.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount of Beatitudes, Mount Tabor, Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Masada National Park, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then take in the pleasant sights at Nachal Arugot Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Masada trip planner .

You can drive from Tiberias to Masada in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gaza City.

Things to do in Masada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Herod's Western Palace
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Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace
Herod's Western Palace

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Gaza City, Palestinian Territories

Gaza City ©
Gaza, also referred to as Gaza City, is a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, with a population of 515,556, making it the largest city in the State of Palestine. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Gaza.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gaza City tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Masada to Gaza City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amman.

Things to do in Gaza City

Historic Sites
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Great Mosque of Gaza ©
Great Mosque of Gaza

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, then delve into the distant past at The Citadel, and then examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gaza City to Amman. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

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