15 days in Egypt, Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

15 days in Egypt, Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt, Israel & Bethlehem Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Cairo, Egypt
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Taba, Egypt
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— Few hours
bus:  15​min
6
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Ein Gedi, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Masada, Israel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
11
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
12
Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
14
Saqqara, Egypt
— 1 day
taxi + train:  30​min
15
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Mumbai, India

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Cairo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Cairo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Cairo to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 24°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off toGiza.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Outdoors Shopping

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Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pyramids of Giza as well as Great Sphinx. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza online driving holiday planner .

Giza is just a short distance from Cairo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Taba.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Taba, Egypt

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. To see maps and tourist information, read our Taba trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Giza to Taba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Eilat on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bardak as well as Dekel Beach Eilat. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Dekel Beach Eilat and then see Bardak.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat online trip itinerary builder .

Eilat is just a short distance from Taba. In October in Eilat, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Nightlife Beaches Outdoors

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Al Masjid Al Aqsa, ​The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid Al Aqsa, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate the long history of Jaffa Gate, then make a trip to The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, then take an in-depth tour of ​The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, and finally delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jerusalem vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Eilat in October, with highs in Jerusalem at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa ©
Jaffa Gate ©
Jaffa Gate

1
night
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Bethlehem ©
For many, Bethlehem needs no introduction.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Church of the Nativity.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bethlehem trip itinerary planner .

Bethlehem is just a stone's throw from Jerusalem. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Ein Gedi.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity ©
Church of the Nativity

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Ein Gedi, Israel

Ein Gedi ©
Herod's Western Palace has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Nahal Prazim and then explore the ancient world of Herod's Western Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ein Gedi journey maker .

Traveling by car from Bethlehem to Ein Gedi takes 2 hours. October in Ein Gedi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Masada.

Things to do in Ein Gedi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace

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Masada, Israel

Masada ©
Dead Sea has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Masada tour planner .

You can drive from Ein Gedi to Masada in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Masada

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dead Sea
Highlights from your plan
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

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nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ben Yehuda Street, Zion Gate and Mt of Olives. On the 6th (Sun), take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, admire the masterpieces at Israel Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, and finally don't miss a visit to Zion Gate.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem online vacation planner .

Getting from Masada to Jerusalem by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Ben Yehuda Street ©
Ben Yehuda Street
Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frishman Beach and then kick back and relax at Jerusalem Beach. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Joseph Bau House, kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach, and then kick back and relax at Acadia Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Tel Aviv are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Haifa.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Acadia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach

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night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as Dolphin Reef. On the 11th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin Reef and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tiberias to Eilat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tiberias in October: highs in Eilat hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aswan journey planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eilat to Aswan. In October in Aswan, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off toLuxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Tours Outdoors Parks

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef, explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Luxor, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Saqqara.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Karnak Open Air Museum ©
Karnak Open Air Museum
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem

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Saqqara, Egypt

Saqqara ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Imhotep Museum and then delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saqqara journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Saqqara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in October, expect nights in Saqqara to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memphis Historical Site
Highlights from your plan
Imhotep Museum ©
Imhotep Museum

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Al-Azhar. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), then explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), and finally browse the different shops at Cairo Festival City Mall.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairo vacation planning website .

Take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Arts ©
Museum of Islamic Arts
Cave Church ©
Cave Church

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