60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  21 h
1
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h
2
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
4
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
6
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h
7
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Manama, Bahrain
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
12
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
13
Doha, Qatar
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
14
Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
15
Beirut, Lebanon
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
16
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
17
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly + Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
18
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
19
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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night
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, then examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, and finally delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ashgabat trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ashgabat is an approximately 21- hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Toronto to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in July: highs in Ashgabat hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History

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nights
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
NOOR ART GALLERY and National Museum of Antiquities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rudaki Park and Haji Yaqub Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Dushanbe: Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Hisor (Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve & Hisor Fortress). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan.

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

You can fly from Ashgabat to Dushanbe in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Ashgabat in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Dushanbe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hisor, Nurek Dam
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Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve ©
Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

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nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Pakistan National Council of the Arts and Pakistan Monument Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Faisal Mosque and Aabpara Mosque. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 6, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church, shop like a local with Tanzara Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fatima Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamabad trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Islamabad takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Dushanbe in July, plan for slightly colder days in Islamabad, with highs around 40°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Islamabad

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Pakistan National Council of the Arts ©
Pakistan National Council of the Arts
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Fatima Church ©
Fatima Church

1
night
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paro online itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Islamabad to Paro in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Islamabad to Paro. Traveling from Islamabad in July, expect Paro to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Textile Museum and Simply Bhutan Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Thimphu holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

2
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kandy Garrison Cemetery and Kandy War Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at World Buddhist Museum and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. There's lots more to do: stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thimphu to Kandy in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Thimphu to Kandy, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Get some cultural insight at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Ganeshism Studio Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Ashokaramaya Temple (in Kalutara) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vishnu Kovil, stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, and stroll around Diyasaru Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo trip maker site.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of train and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalutara, Diyasaru Park, Bentota Beach, Sri Vishnu Kovil
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Safaris

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to City Centre Bahrain and Qal'at al-Bahrain. Visit Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) and Khamis Mosque for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum, see the interesting displays at Beit Al Qur'an, stroll through Al Dar Islands, and cool off at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manama trip builder tool.

Getting from Colombo to Manama by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Colombo to Manama, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Colombo in July, with highs in Manama at 46°C and lows at 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Theme Parks 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

3
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum and Al Masmak Palace Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Al Nakheel Mall and Kingdom Centre Tower. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Granada Center, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and walk around King Abdullah Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Riyadh day trip planner.

Fly from Manama to Riyadh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 38°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Parks Museums
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Al Nakheel Mall ©
Al Nakheel Mall
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

3
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Head to Red Sea Mall and Hafez Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Al Rahma Mosque and Mall of Arabia. Venture out of the city with trips to Mecca (Masjid Taneem, Station of Ibrahim, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jeddah travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Jeddah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Jeddah hover around 45°C and lows are around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mecca
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Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Al Rahma Mosque ©
Al Rahma Mosque

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nights
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Scientific Center and Grand Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Avenues and Boulevard Mall. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Marina Mall, shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, explore the world behind art at Mirror House, and admire the majestic nature at Al Shaheed Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuwait City travel route builder site.

Fly from Jeddah to Kuwait City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: high temperatures in Kuwait City hover around 55°C and lows are around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Boulevard Mall
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The Avenues ©
The Avenues
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya

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nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Head to Fotowat Miniaturist and Aun Art Housefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Vank Cathedral and Isfahan Seashell Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, browse for treasures at Iran art gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and take in the views from Khaju Bridge.

Plan a Isfahan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Isfahan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Isfahan. When traveling from Kuwait City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Isfahan, with highs around 41°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum

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nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Qatar and Mall of Qatar. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and Museum of Islamic Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at State Grand Mosque, browse the different shops at Villaggio Mall, walk around Aspire Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Doha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Doha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Isfahan to Doha, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Isfahan in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Doha, with highs around 51°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mall of Qatar
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Villaggio Mall ©
Villaggio Mall
National Museum of Qatar ©
National Museum of Qatar
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum ©
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

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nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Do your shopping at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan and Vernissage Market. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and Khor Virap. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Garni Temple (in Garni). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Arts, stroll through Armenian Genocide Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gala Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan online travel planner.

You can fly from Doha to Yerevan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Doha in August, with highs in Yerevan at 41°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temples of Baalbek and Beit Eddine. Appreciate the collections at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and Memoire Du Temps. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Baalbek Roman Ruins (in Baalbeck), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Byblos (Byblos Castle & Miky's Accessories). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Churches of Harissa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St Elias and St Gregory the Illuminator, examine the collection at Banque Du Liban Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Beirut trip builder website.

Getting from Yerevan to Beirut by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yerevan in August: highs in Beirut hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Byblos, Baalbeck, Churches of Harissa, Our Lady of Lebanon, Beit Eddine
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ajloun Castle and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Automobile Museum and TIRAZ Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress. Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, view the masterpieces at Love on a Bike, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and explore the galleries of Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Beirut to Amman takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Amman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Jerash, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Byzantine Church and Obelisk Tomb. Popular historic sites such as Petra and Street of Facades are in your itinerary. Step out of Petra - Wadi Musa to go to Dana and see Dana Nature Reserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, and admire the striking features of The Great Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dar Zahran Heritage Building and Mahmoud Darwish Museum. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Nativity and Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Bethlehem: Me'arat ha-Makhpela (in Hebron), Taybeh Winery (in Ramallah) and Qumran National Park (in Kalia). Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, see the interesting displays at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, and stop by St. John Souvenir.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bethlehem trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Petra - Wadi Musa to Bethlehem in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ramallah, Hebron, Church of St. Lazarus, Qumran National Park
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Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory ©

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City of Jerusalem and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. For shopping fun, head to Levantine Gallery or Mahane Yehuda Market. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, Nazareth Village, &more), Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, The Russian Orthodox Church, &more) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, make a trip to Jewish Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem journey maker tool.

Jerusalem is just a short distance from Bethlehem. In August, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Nazareth
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
International Center Mary of Nazareth
Jewish Quarter ©
Jewish Quarter

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