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:  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 + Taxi:  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
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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

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

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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.
Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve and NOOR ART GALLERY are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rudaki Park and Hisor Fortress. Go for a jaunt from Dushanbe to Nurek to see Nurek Dam about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haji Yaqub Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Dushanbe takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ashgabat in July, Dushanbe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. 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 Tanzara Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Faisal Mosque and Aabpara Mosque. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pakistan Monument Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church, and view the masterpieces at Gallery 6.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Islamabad route tool.

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Islamabad takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Dushanbe in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Islamabad: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 29°C at night. 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 fly 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 Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten). Museum-lovers will get to explore National Textile Museum and Simply Bhutan Museum. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pangri Zampa Monastery.

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
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

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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 Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena. Get some cultural insight at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy tour 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. Traveling from Thimphu to Kandy, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. 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

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nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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 Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bentota Beach and Ganeshism Studio Gallery. When in Colombo, make a side trip to see Ashokaramaya Temple in Kalutara, approximately Kalutara away. 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 flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; 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

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalutara, Diyasaru Park, Sri Vishnu Kovil, Bentota Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Safaris
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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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 The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park. Visit Qal'at al-Bahrain 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, join the crowd at Bahrain International Circuit, and stroll through Al Dar Islands.

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
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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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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 Riyadh Gallery Mall and Granada Center. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Al Nakheel Mall, walk around King Abdullah Park, admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower, and contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riyadh route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Manama to Riyadh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Al Nakheel Mall ©
Al Nakheel Mall
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

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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 Station of Ibrahim. Venture out of the city with trips to Mecca (Masjid Taneem, Kaaba, &more). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of Arabia and ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jeddah day trip planning tool.

Getting from Riyadh to Jeddah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Jeddah hover around 45°C and lows are around 34°C. Finish up 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
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Al Rahma Mosque ©
Al Rahma Mosque
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim

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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 Grand Mosque and The Scientific Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Avenues and Souk Al-Mubarakiya. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at 360 Mall, immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park, and explore the world behind art at Mirror House.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuwait City road trip tool.

Getting from Jeddah to Kuwait City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, Kuwait City is a bit warmer than Jeddah - with highs of 55°C and lows of 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Boulevard Mall
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Avenues ©
The Avenues
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya

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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 Iran art galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Vank Cathedral and Isfahan Music Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, admire the striking features of Chehel Sotoun, contemplate the long history of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Aun Art House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Isfahan travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Isfahan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, you will find days in Isfahan are little chillier (41°C), and nights are cooler (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Doha.

Things to do in Isfahan

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

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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 eclectic array of goods at Souq Waqif, buy something for everyone on your list at Villaggio Mall, and don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Doha trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Isfahan to Doha in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Isfahan to Doha is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Isfahan in August, you will find days in Doha are a bit warmer (51°C), and nights are warmer (35°C). Wrap up 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
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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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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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 Vernissage Market and Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni Temple (in Garni), Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, view the masterpieces at Gala Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan road trip app.

You can fly from Doha to Yerevan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Doha in August: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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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 Mim Museum - Mineral Museum. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Beirut and Banque Du Liban Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Baalbek Roman Ruins (in Baalbeck), Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa) and Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Byblos Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Beit Eddine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, see the interesting displays at Villa Audi Mosaic Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Maronite Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beirut holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Yerevan to Beirut in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yerevan to Beirut. Traveling from Yerevan in August, you will find days in Beirut are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Byblos, Baalbeck, Our Lady of Lebanon, Churches of Harissa, Beit Eddine
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
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 St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and Royal Automobile Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Jordan 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 (Ajloun Castle & Jerash Ruins). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, view the masterpieces at Love on a Bike, explore the galleries of Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater.

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 Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Byzantine Church. Popular historic sites such as Petra and The Great Temple 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 Obelisk Tomb, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, and get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa route planner.

Getting from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
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 Qumran National Park. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Nativity and Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Bethlehem: Ramallah (Taybeh Winery & Mahmoud Darwish Museum) and Me'arat ha-Makhpela (in Hebron). There's much more to do: revel in the low prices at Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar Saba Monastery, look for gifts at St. John Souvenir, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lazarus.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bethlehem online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Bethlehem takes 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ramallah, Hebron, Qumran National Park, Church of St. Lazarus
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity
Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
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 Western Wall and Jewish Quarter. For shopping fun, head to Mahane Yehuda Market or Levantine Gallery. 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). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, steep yourself in history at The Garden Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, and explore the galleries of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jerusalem online road 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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Nazareth
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Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
International Center Mary of Nazareth
Jewish Quarter ©
Jewish Quarter

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