16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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16 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  28​h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Popular historic sites such as Palacio da Bahia and Koutoubia Mosque are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to Marrakech is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Marrakech, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Marrakech to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

2
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Louis Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Baths of Antoninus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, then explore the ancient world of Uthina (Oudhna), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul.

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Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Tunis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in January, you will find days in Tunis are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carthage, Uthina (Oudhna), L'aqueduc de Zaghouan
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Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
L'aqueduc de Zaghouan ©
L'aqueduc de Zaghouan
Uthina (Oudhna)
Uthina (Oudhna)

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), stop by Bashayer, and steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Tunis to Cairo in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tunis in February: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Petra and Temple of Dushares will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wadi Rum: Petra - Wadi Musa (The Great Temple, Byzantine Church, & more) and Aqaba (Aqaba Castle, City Beach, & more). It doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Wadi Rum takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Petra - Wadi Musa, Aqaba
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

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