27 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

27 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Ein Gedi Botanical Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Old City of Jerusalem and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Western Wall, look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, explore the activities along Dead Sea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Western Wall Tunnels.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Jerusalem is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get slightly colder in Jerusalem: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dead Sea Region, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

2
nights
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.
The Church of the Annunciation and International Center Mary of Nazareth will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tayelet and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Go for a jaunt from Tel Aviv to Haifa to see The Baha'i Gardens about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Jaffa Old City, take in the exciting artwork at Nano Jewelry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nazareth, The Baha'i Gardens
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The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens

3
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visiting Dolphin Reef and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, don't miss a visit to Red Sea Bird Watch, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, and get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eilat, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Visit Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx for their historical value. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Eilat to Cairo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Eilat, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Na'ama Bay and Coptic Orthodox Church. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

3
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Safaris. Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hurghada, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and then stroll through Sharm El Luli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, you will find days in Marsa Alam are little chillier (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Shark Diving

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