30 days in Africa, Asia & United States Itinerary

30 days in Africa, Asia & United States Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix, United States
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  23 h
1
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
3
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  56 h
5
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  20 h 30 min
7
Phoenix, United States
— 4 nights
End: Phoenix, United States

2
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria holiday planner.

Phoenix, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Alexandria is 9 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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 (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairo itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: highs in Cairo hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

1
night
Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Saint Catherine at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (WICKEDiCANDY & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dahab
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

3
nights
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Get out of town with these interesting Bethlehem side-trips: Ramallah (Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Dar Zahran Heritage Building, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar Saba Monastery, examine the collection at Beituna al- Talhami Museum, get engrossed in the history at Palestinian Heritage Center, and steep yourself in history at Church of the Nativity.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bethlehem road trip planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Bethlehem by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Ramallah
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Dar Zahran Heritage Building ©
Dar Zahran Heritage Building
Mar Saba Monastery ©
Mar Saba Monastery
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity

7
nights
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.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Ruth Winery (in Modiin), Tel Aviv (Artspace Tel Aviv, Tayelet, &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, contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and don't miss a visit to The Western Wall Tunnels.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem road trip tool.

Jerusalem is very close to Bethlehem. April in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Ruth Winery, Buster's Beverage, Tel Yodfat
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

4
nights
Phoenix, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield), Taliesin West (in Scottsdale) and Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, and sample the fine beverages at Arizona Distilling Co.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Jerusalem to Phoenix takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Jerusalem to Phoenix, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Shamrock Farms, KOLI Equestrian Center, Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, Arizona Distilling Co
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Off-Road Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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