23 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

23 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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23 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  21​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Amman, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Nazareth, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Masada, Israel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
You've now added Statue of Ramesses II to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramesses II, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo online travel route planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cairo is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In May, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Statue of Ramesses II ©
Statue of Ramesses II
Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)

2
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pyramids of Dahshour. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Step Pyramid of Djoser and Musee de la Barque Solaire. Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Serapeum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Giza: Saqqara (Pyramid of Unas, Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Giza holiday maker site .

Giza is very close to Cairo. In May in Giza, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Saqqara
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medinet Habu and Tomb of Sennedjem. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Qena (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Giza to Luxor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Giza in May: highs in Luxor hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

1
night
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 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at South Beach and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Luxor to Wadi Rum. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

South Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
South Beach ©
South Beach

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.
On the 18th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Shobak Castle, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, gain insight at Petra Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and finally explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa online tour planner .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

1
day
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amman trip planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amman are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

3
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jerash Ruins. Step out of the city life by going to Bet She'an National Park and Mount Tabor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Center Mary of Nazareth and Tel Megiddo National Park. Go for a jaunt from Nazareth to Yodfat to see Tel Yodfat about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, steep yourself in history at Cana, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of the Annunciation, and don't miss a visit to Nazareth Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nazareth road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Amman to Nazareth takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amman in May since evenings lows in Nazareth dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kfar Tavor, Bet She'an National Park, Franciscan Wedding Church, Jerash Ruins, Tel Yodfat
Highlights from your plan
International Center Mary of Nazareth ©
Bet She'an National Park ©
Bet She'an National Park
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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.
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Israel Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Herodyon National Park, steep yourself in history at Jaffa Gate, admire the striking features of Bethesda, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

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Traveling by car from Nazareth to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Masada.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, En Gedi Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park ©
Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
Herodyon National Park ©
Herodyon National Park

1
night
Masada, Israel

Masada ©
On the 27th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Masada National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Masada trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Jerusalem to Masada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Masada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Masada Museum
Highlights from your plan
Masada National Park ©
Masada National Park
The Masada Museum ©
The Masada Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tel Aviv trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Masada to Tel Aviv by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Dialogue In The Dark
Highlights from your plan
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach
Ralli museum, Caesarea ©
Ralli museum, Caesarea
Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach

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