16 days in Israel & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

16 days in Israel & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

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16 days in Israel & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
6
Ginosar, Israel
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel


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3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Masada National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Masada Fortress (in Arad), Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Tayelet) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old City of Jerusalem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and see the interesting displays at Shrine of the Book.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Ben Gurion International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park

1
day
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 19th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dahab trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Jerusalem to Dahab by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jerusalem in April: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 20th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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 22nd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada sightseeing 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 April, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see the vivid underwater world at Seaworld Diving Center. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam vacation maker website .

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ginosar.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
day
Ginosar, Israel

Ginosar ©
Ginosar is a kibbutz in the Plain of Ginosar on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, then explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ginosar day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Marsa Alam to Ginosar with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marsa Alam in April, with highs in Ginosar at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Ginosar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiberias, Mount of Beatitudes, Church of the Primacy of Peter
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes
Tabgha ©
Tabgha

4
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, get your game on at Darkness - Israel's Biggest Haunted House, and watch a film at Funtasy.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat itinerary planner.

Getting from Ginosar to Eilat by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ginosar in April: high temperatures in Eilat hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Reef ©
Dolphin Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

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