22 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

22 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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22 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tiberias, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Luxor is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Luxor. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Luxor are much hotter (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in May, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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.
Jerusalem is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives, and explore the world behind art at Israel Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem driving holiday site .

Fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Jerusalem reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
On the 12th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum, delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Masada National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Jerusalem to Masada in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tiberias.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
Herod's Western Palace ©
Herod's Western Palace
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

1
night
Tiberias, Israel

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Primacy of Peter, then contemplate the long history of Mount of Beatitudes, and finally explore the activities along Sea of Galilee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tiberias route tool .

Traveling by car from Masada to Tiberias takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Tiberias

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of the Primacy of Peter, Mount Tabor, Mount of Beatitudes
Highlights from your plan
Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
Mount Tabor ©
Mount Tabor
Mount of Beatitudes ©
Mount of Beatitudes

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tel Aviv: The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jaffa Old City, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tiberias to Tel Aviv takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Eilat.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Baha'i Gardens, The Church of the Annunciation
Highlights from your plan
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

2
nights
Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timna Park, then catch some excitement at Funtasy - Eilat's attractions center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eilat day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in May, with highs in Eilat at 42°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Eilat

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Timna Park ©
Timna Park

2
nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Aqaba Castle and then get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum trip planner .

Traveling by car from Eilat to Wadi Rum takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aqaba Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Horseback Riding Tours
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Petra, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, then deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and finally explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa road trip planning website .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

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