11 days in Africa & Jerusalem Itinerary

11 days in Africa & Jerusalem Itinerary

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11 days in Africa & Jerusalem Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo online holiday planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Cairo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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 10th (Thu): 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

3
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 12th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, then gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luxor when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Luxor

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

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Israel Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Western Wall, then make a trip to Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Jerusalem takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jerusalem, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

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