17 days in Fira, Jerusalem & Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Fira, Jerusalem & Egypt Itinerary

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17 days in Fira, Jerusalem & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Hermosillo, Mexico
Fly:  28​h
1
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Hermosillo, Mexico

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Do some cultural sightseeing at Artemis Karamolegos Winery and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fira: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Perivolos (in Perivolos). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fira holiday tool .

Hermosillo, Mexico to Fira is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Hermosillo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Santo Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

4
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.
Israel Museum and Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Mt of Olives. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Esc Rooms (in Petah Tiqwa), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Masada National Park (in Masada). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Western Wall, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, steep yourself in history at Temple Mount, and examine the collection at Nazareth Village.

Before you visit Jerusalem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fira to Jerusalem takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nazareth, Jaffa Old City, Esc Rooms, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park
Highlights from your plan
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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 30th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in August, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 45°C and lows at 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of 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 next day: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip maker site .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then delve into the distant past at Mastaba of Ti.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Giza trip app .

Getting from Luxor to Giza by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in September, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mastaba of Ti
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti

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