15 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

15 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  15​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Tiberias, Israel
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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2
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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the activities along Nile River, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Cairo is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Cairo reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at SOHO Square and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation maker site .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in July since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

1
night
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Dahab, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Dahab in July, expect nights in Luxor to be a bit cooler, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 48°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
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.
Step out of Jerusalem with an excursion to Jaffa Old City in Jaffa--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem road trip planning tool .

Fly from Luxor to Jerusalem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiberias.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Jaffa Old City
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

3
nights
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at The Baha'i Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nazareth Village, then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tabgha, steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tiberias sightseeing app .

Traveling by bus from Jerusalem to Tiberias takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, The Baha'i Gardens, Mount Tabor, Magdala
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

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