15 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

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Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
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Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
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Foot to Taba, Bus to Sharm El-Sheikh, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel

— 3 nights

Holy City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tayelet (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the exciting artwork at Levantine Gallery, admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Jerusalem is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. In September, Jerusalem is somewhat warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Eilat, Israel

— 2 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin Reef, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Sea and Desert Adventures and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eilat online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, Eilat is a bit warmer than Jerusalem - with highs of 44°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On your second day here, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eilat to Luxor in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Luxor sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 9th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dahab visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Dahab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in September, expect nights in Dahab to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Na'ama Bay, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Giza, Egypt

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Giza is known for historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza road trip website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, Giza is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.