16 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

16 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

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16 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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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.
Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cairo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cairo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stop by Gaddis & Co., pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and finally take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in October, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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 9th (Wed), wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dahab itinerary planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem. Museum-lovers will appreciate Israel Museum and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Explore Tel Aviv's surroundings by going to Jerusalem (Western Wall, Jaffa Gate, & more), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Masada National Park (in Masada). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, stroll through Tayelet, explore the activities along Sea of Galilee, and browse the exhibits of Nazareth Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Tel Aviv in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dahab in October, with highs in Tel Aviv at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth Village, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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