59 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

59 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 13 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Doha, Qatar
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Amman, Jordan
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Cairo, Egypt — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Giza Plateau, Pyramids of Giza, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo visit planner.

Tunis, Tunisia to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tunis in October; daily highs in Cairo reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 7 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.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 17th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, stop by Sharm Transfers, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in October since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 28°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Dahab.
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Dahab, Egypt — 13 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dahab: Saint Catherine (Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery), Nuweiba (Ain Khudra & Coloured Canyon) and Taba (Castle Zaman & Wishwashi Canyon). Make the 26th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 24th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Coral Reefs, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and get outside with Blue Lagoon.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab journey maker site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Jeddah.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — 3 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Jeddah is known for sightseeing, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia, make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, and contemplate the long history of Al-Balad.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jeddah road trip planner.

Fly from Dahab to Jeddah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dahab in November, things will get a bit warmer in Jeddah: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mecca.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia — 3 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taif (Shafa Mountains, Al-Anoud Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour, buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mecca trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Medina.
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Medina, Saudi Arabia — 2 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Medina road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mecca to Medina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mecca in November, expect Medina to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Riyadh.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 7 nights

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower, and get outside with Edge of The World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh day trip website.

You can fly from Medina to Riyadh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Medina in November, plan for slightly colder days in Riyadh, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Doha.
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Doha, Qatar — 7 nights

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Change things up with these side-trips from Doha: Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum (in Ash-Shahaniyah), Mesaieed (Khor Al Udaid Beach & Sealine Beach) and Al Khor Park (in Al Khor). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Villaggio Mall, and make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Doha vacation planner.

Getting from Riyadh to Doha by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Riyadh in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Doha, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 12 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.
Explore Amman's surroundings by going to Madaba (St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Dead Sea, &more), Ma'in Hot Springs (in Ma'in) and Karak Castle (in Karak). Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Citadel, don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque, tour in harmony with nature at Black Iris Adventure's, and see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amman trip site.

Traveling by flight from Doha to Amman takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Amman is minus 1 hour. In November, Amman is little chillier than Doha - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.
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Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.
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Al Madinah Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Cemeteries

Qatar travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Art Museums
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.
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Jordan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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