60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

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:  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
Fly:  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
Drive:  6 h 15 min
18
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
19
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, then examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and finally explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat holiday site.

Toronto, Canada to Ashgabat is an approximately 21- hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Ashgabat, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for warmer days in Ashgabat, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to 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 ©

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hisor Fortress and National Museum of Tajikistan. Get some cultural insight at Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve and National Museum of Antiquities. When in Dushanbe, make a side trip to see Nurek Dam in Nurek, approximately Nurek away. There's lots more to do: walk around Rudaki Park, make a trip to Haji Yaqub Mosque, and view the masterpieces at NOOR ART GALLERY.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dushanbe route planner.

Fly from Ashgabat to Dushanbe in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ashgabat in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dushanbe, with lows of 21°C. Finish up 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 ©
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Faisal Mosque and Pakistan Monument Museum. Appreciate the collections at Pakistan National Council of the Arts and Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Gallery 6, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golrah Shrine, visit Saidpur Village, and take in the exciting artwork at Tanzara Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Islamabad trip planner.

You can fly from Dushanbe to Islamabad in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dushanbe in July, expect nights in Islamabad to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Islamabad

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzongdrakha Monastry.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paro online trip builder.

You can fly from Islamabad to Paro in 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Islamabad to Paro due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Islamabad in July, with highs in Paro at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

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

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten). Your inner history buff will appreciate Pangri Zampa Monastery and Simtokha Dzong. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, and take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Thimphu

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

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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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Asgiriya Maha Viharaya will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Kandy Garrison Cemetery and Udawattekele Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thimphu to Kandy takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough 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

3
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.
Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum and Ganeshism Studio Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Borella All Saints Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Ashokaramaya Temple (in Kalutara). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, walk around Diyasaru Park, and don't miss a visit to Sri Vishnu Kovil.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip maker tool.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off 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
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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.
Appreciate the collections at Bahrain National Museum and Beit Al Qur'an. Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) and Qal'at al-Bahrain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: stop by City Centre Bahrain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khamis Mosque, bet on your favorite at Bahrain International Circuit, and cool off at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manama trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Manama takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colombo in July: high temperatures in Manama hover around 46°C and lows are around 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum and Masmak Fortress. Shop till you drop at Al Nakheel Mall and Granada Center. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Riyadh Gallery Mall, take an in-depth tour of Al Masmak Palace Museum, stroll around Al Bujairi Heritage Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Riyadh trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Manama to Riyadh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 38°C. 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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Highlights from your plan
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaaba and Al Rahma Mosque. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Masjid Taneem and King Fahd's Fountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeddah: Mecca (Station of Ibrahim & Abraj Al-Bait Towers). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall and admire the masterpieces at Hafez Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeddah trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Jeddah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Jeddah to be a bit cooler, temps between 45°C and 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Grand Mosque and The Scientific Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to The Avenues and Marina Mall. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, stroll around Al Shaheed Park, explore the world behind art at Mirror House, and browse the different shops at Alhamra tower and mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuwait City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Kuwait City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit 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) so you can 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Chehel Sotoun. You'll explore and learn at Vank Cathedral and Isfahan Seashell Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, shop like a local with Aun Art House, and view the masterpieces at Fotowat Miniaturist.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isfahan driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Isfahan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuwait City in August: highs in Isfahan hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
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.
National Museum of Qatar and Museum of Islamic Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Villaggio Mall and Mall of Qatar. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar, stroll around Aspire Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at State Grand Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Doha day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Doha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can 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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Monastery of Geghard and Parajanov Museum. Popular historic sites such as Garni Temple and Khor Virap are in your itinerary. Step out of Yerevan to go to Taperakan and see Tushpa Wine Cellar, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Gala Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Doha to Yerevan by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Yerevan. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in Yerevan reach 41°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

4
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 some cultural insight at Temples of Baalbek and Beit Eddine. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Lady of Lebanon and Churches of Harissa. Venture out of the city with trips to Baalbek Roman Ruins (in Baalbeck) and Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Byblos Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Maronite Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beirut road trip planner.

Getting from Yerevan to Beirut by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yerevan to Beirut due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yerevan in August, expect nights in Beirut to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°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, Beit Eddine, Churches of Harissa, Our Lady of Lebanon
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Highlights from your plan
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Beit Eddine ©
Beit Eddine

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) and The Jordan Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ajloun Castle and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. When in Amman, make a side trip to see Jerash Ruins in Jerash, approximately Jerash away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, view the masterpieces at Love on a Bike, contemplate the long history of The Citadel, and take an in-depth tour of TIRAZ Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amman day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beirut to Amman in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in August, Amman is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Jerash, St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Petra and Al-Beidha - Little Petra are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Street of Facades and Byzantine Church. Take a break from Petra - Wadi Musa with a short trip to Dana Nature Reserve in Dana, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, make a trip to The Great Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder 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 Parks 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.
Church of the Nativity and Me'arat ha-Makhpela will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory and St. John Souvenir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bethlehem: Ramallah (Taybeh Winery, Dar Zahran Heritage Building, &more), Qumran National Park (in Kalia) and Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque (in Hebron). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar Saba Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Star Street, see the interesting displays at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lazarus.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bethlehem online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Bethlehem takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ramallah, Hebron, Qumran National Park, Church of St. Lazarus
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jewish Quarter and Palmach Museum. Head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Levantine Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Nazareth (International Center Mary of Nazareth, Nazareth Village, &more) and Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & The Russian Orthodox Church). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate the long history of Temple Mount, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip planner.

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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Nazareth
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International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Jewish Quarter ©
Jewish Quarter
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum

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