9 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

9 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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9 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  11​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nazareth, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Haifa, Israel
— Few hours
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo tour itinerary maker site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you will find days in Cairo are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
On the 5th (Thu), take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning website .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and then take a leisurely stroll along Tayelet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip planner .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Tel Aviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, Tel Aviv is slightly colder than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Beaches Outdoors
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Food Tours
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

few
hours
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bethlehem trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Tel Aviv to Bethlehem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Nazareth on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Bethlehem

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zippori National Park, examine the collection at Nazareth Village, and then admire the striking features of The Church of the Annunciation.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazareth route planning website .

You can drive from Bethlehem to Nazareth in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nazareth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Nazareth

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zippori National Park
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Zippori National Park ©
Zippori National Park
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

1
night
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
On the 8th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea of Galilee.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tiberias trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Nazareth to Tiberias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Tiberias sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Haifa.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount of Beatitudes
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

few
hours
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 8th (Sun), stop by Mishi Chocolate Boutique and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Haifa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tiberias to Haifa by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mishi Chocolate Boutique
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The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Mishi Chocolate Boutique ©
Mishi Chocolate Boutique

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, catch some excitement at Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Eilat trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Haifa to Eilat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Haifa in September, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Petra, explore the ancient world of The Great Temple, then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa online holiday maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eilat to Petra - Wadi Musa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

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