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.
NOOR ART GALLERY and National Museum of Tajikistan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve and Rudaki Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Dushanbe: Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Hisor Fortress (in Hisor). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Antiquities and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haji Yaqub Mosque.

Find out how to plan Dushanbe trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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, plan for little chillier nights in Dushanbe, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to 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 Railways Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Faisal Mosque and St. Thomas Church. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 6, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aabpara Mosque, take a stroll through Saidpur Village, 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
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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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Thimphu, Bhutan

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: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, shop like a local with Junction Book Store, 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

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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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 Kandy War Cemetery and World Buddhist Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

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, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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 Ashokaramaya Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bentota Beach and Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vishnu Kovil, 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

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalutara, Bentota Beach, Sri Vishnu Kovil, Diyasaru Park
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to City Centre Bahrain and Bahrain National Museum. Visit Qal'at al-Bahrain and Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) for their historical value. There's still lots to do: make a splash at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, see the interesting displays at Beit Al Qur'an, don't miss a visit to Khamis Mosque, and join the crowd at Bahrain International Circuit.

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

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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 Kingdom Centre Tower. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Al Nakheel Mall, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and walk around Al Bujairi Heritage Park.

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

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 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

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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 Mall of Arabia and Kaaba. Venture out of the city with trips to Mecca (Masjid Taneem, Station of Ibrahim, &more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque 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
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Al Rahma Mosque ©
Al Rahma Mosque
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim

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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 Marina 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
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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 Aun Art Housefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Isfahan Music Museum and Vank Cathedral. 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 see the interesting displays at Isfahan Seashell Museum.

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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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 State Grand Mosque. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and Museum of Islamic Art will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Villaggio Mall, look for gifts at Mall of Qatar, take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, and make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Doha day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Doha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Isfahan to Doha 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 warmer with lows around 35°C. Finish 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
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 Gala Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and Khor Virap. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni Temple (in Garni) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and get a taste of the local shopping with Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

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, Garni Temple, The Monastery of Geghard
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Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
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 Byblos Castle. Appreciate the collections at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum and National Museum of Beirut. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa), Byblos (Memoire Du Temps & Miky's Accessories) and Baalbek Roman Ruins (in Baalbeck). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Beit Eddine, 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 Churches of Harissa.

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, Our Lady of Lebanon, Beit Eddine, Churches of Harissa
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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 Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) and The Jordan Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Automobile Museum and Love on a Bike. Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: Jerash (Ajloun Castle & Jerash Ruins) and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (in Madaba). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Citadel, view the masterpieces at Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of TIRAZ Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress, and explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amman travel route builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Beirut to Amman in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amman, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 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: delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple.

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 Museums Wildlife

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 Qumran National Park. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Nativity and Mahmoud Darwish Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bethlehem: Taybeh Winery (in Ramallah) and Hebron (Masjid-e-Khalil Mosque & Me'arat ha-Makhpela). 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, Church of St. Lazarus, Qumran National Park
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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 International Center Mary of Nazareth and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. For shopping fun, head to Mahane Yehuda Market or Levantine Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek, The Russian Orthodox Church, &more), Nazareth (Nazareth Village & The Church of the Annunciation) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Temple Mount, admire the landmark architecture of Bethesda, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Garden Tomb.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder tool.

Jerusalem is very close to Bethlehem. In August in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough 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 ©
International Center Mary of Nazareth
Jewish Quarter ©
Jewish Quarter
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum

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