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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tel Aviv: The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa), Jerusalem (Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Western Wall, & more) and Masada National Park (in Masada). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, get engrossed in the history at Ben-Gurion House, explore the ancient world of Masada Fortress, and put a fun spin on your tour with Esc Rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tel Aviv trip itinerary planning site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tel Aviv is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tel Aviv due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Tel Aviv. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerusalem, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park, Esc Rooms, The Baha'i Gardens
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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 (Fri): Head underground at Blue Hole and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tel Aviv to Dahab in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Dahab at 41°C and lows at 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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.

Discover how to plan a Sharm El Sheikh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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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.
On the 9th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada holiday builder tool .

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. In September in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 (Wed): delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Luxor holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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

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). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairo day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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