21 days in Asia Itinerary

21 days in Asia Itinerary

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Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Jerusalem, Israel
— 7 nights
Fly to Jazan, Drive to Sanaa
Sanaa, Yemen
— 3 nights
Drive to Abha, Fly to Kabul
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
Baghdad, Iraq
— 3 nights
Erbil, Iraq
— 2 nights


Eilat, Israel — 2 nights

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the striking landscape of Timna Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eilat planner.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jerusalem.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Jerusalem, Israel — 7 nights

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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Tayelet), Jaffa (Great Mahmoudiya Mosque & Jaffa Old City) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). On the 1st (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem.

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Getting from Eilat to Jerusalem by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Eilat in October, with highs in Jerusalem at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sanaa.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Sanaa, Yemen — 3 nights

One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Al Saleh Mosque and then delve into the distant past at Old City. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Milh.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanaa trip maker.

Getting from Jerusalem to Sanaa by combination of flight and car takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, Sanaa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kabul.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Kabul, Afghanistan — 3 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Bagh-e Babur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, make a trip to Babur Tomb, and admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kabul trip builder site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sanaa to Kabul in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Baghdad.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Baghdad, Iraq — 3 nights

It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Zawraa Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum, appreciate the history behind Al-Mutanabbi Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buratha Mosque, and stroll the grounds of Unknown Soldier Monument.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Baghdad trip planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Baghdad in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Afghanistan Time (AFT) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In November in Baghdad, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Erbil.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Erbil, Iraq — 2 nights

The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE. Centered on its ancient and World Heritage-listed citadel, the city blends old and new, retaining some of its long-established architectural and cultural charm in its grand bazaars and minarets, while adding a number of modern malls and nightlife haunts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, then contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Shanadar Park and then examine the collection at Kurdish Textile Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Erbil trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Baghdad to Erbil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Erbil are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Israel travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Yemen travel guide

Ruins · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Years of political instability and armed conflicts have kept Yemen off most travel itineraries, yet this country boasts an incredibly rich history and equally impressive landscapes. Home of the biblical kingdom of Sheba, which thrived for over a thousand years, Yemen entered the 20th century divided between the British and Ottoman empires. Independent since 1990, the country remains highly troubled, with tourism in Yemen virtually nonexistent. The few travelers who make it there discover an ancient land of sleepy mountain villages, marine life-rich coral reefs, and forests boasting some of the rarest tree species in the world.

Afghanistan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.

Iraq travel guide

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping Malls
Encompassing the fertile area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers once called Mesopotamia, modern Iraq is marked by turmoil, torn between its rich historical heritage and recent instability and bloodshed. Few tourists choose to vacation in Iraq, put off by reports of violence and destruction that have shaken the country to its core. Still, the semi-autonomous province of Kurdistan remains seemingly insulated from the chaos of the rest of the country. This small region draws a growing number of foreign travelers, enticed by the area's rugged appeal and numerous lakes, archaeological sites, and impressive mountains.