16 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

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16 days in Israel & Egypt Itinerary

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


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3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tel Aviv: Jerusalem (Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Old City of Jerusalem, & more), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Masada National Park (in Masada). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Mount of Beatitudes.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tel Aviv road trip planning app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tel Aviv is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tel Aviv is 5 hours. In October in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Masada Fortress, The Baha'i Gardens, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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 6th (Sun): Head underground at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tel Aviv to Dahab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh route planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairo online travel planner .

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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