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 lots more to do: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, have some family-friendly fun at Esc Rooms, delve into the distant past at Masada Fortress, and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Friedrich Jewelry.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tel Aviv holiday app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tel Aviv is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Israel Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with lows around 28°C. 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, Esc Rooms, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress, 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.
On the 6th (Fri), Head underground at Blue Hole and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tel Aviv to Dahab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Dahab is somewhat warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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 (Sat): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner .

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, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then get advice or help at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Luxor are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary builder tool .

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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