14 days in Egypt, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Itinerary

14 days in Egypt, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Itinerary

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Start: Alexandria, Egypt
1
Alexandria, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
3
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and The Monastery of St. Macarius are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarapeum (Serapeion) and El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Deir Anba Bishoi.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Borg El Arab International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
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Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
El Kobba El Samaweya
El Kobba El Samaweya
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque ©
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), and then make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rifai Mosque, and then take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

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Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas ©
Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) ©
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)
Museum of Islamic Arts ©
Museum of Islamic Arts

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine trip itinerary builder website.

You can 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in February; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

1
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Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Beit Rubin Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get engrossed in the history at Hagana Museum, then view the masterpieces at Miss D. Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Raphael's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Israel Defense Forces History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nachum Gutman Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Under 1000 Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immanuel Church.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv online vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Catherine to Tel Aviv. Traveling from Saint Catherine in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tel Aviv, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

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Hagana Museum ©
Hagana Museum
Nachum Gutman Museum of Art ©
Nachum Gutman Museum of Art
Israel Defense Forces History Museum ©
Israel Defense Forces History Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, then stroll through Tayelet Haas Promenade, and finally delve into the distant past at Ophel Archaeological Garden (Yitzhak Ben Youssef Levy Garden). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Mary Magdalena, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotto of Gethsemane, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Condemnation and Flagellation., then see the interesting displays at Terra Sancta Museum - Via Dolorosa, and finally explore the galleries of Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem takes an hour. In February in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum ©
Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum
Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent ©
Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent

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