27 days in Egypt, Petra - Wadi Musa & Israel Itinerary

27 days in Egypt, Petra - Wadi Musa & Israel Itinerary

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1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 4 nights
5
Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
6
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights


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4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Mit Rahina Museum. Pyramids of Giza and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Mastaba of Ti in Saqqara--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Statue of Ramses II, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip site.

Newark, USA to Cairo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 94°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Mit Rahina Museum
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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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.
Relax by the water at Mahamya Beach and Dream Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, wander the streets of El Dahar, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, things will get a bit warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 100°F and lows about 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Turkish Baths
El Dahar
El Dahar

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shark Diving. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al Mustafa Mosque and St Catherine Shop. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
El Fanar ©
El Fanar
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Petra and The Great Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Mosesquelle. Step out of Petra - Wadi Musa to go to Dana and see Wadi Ghuweir, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Silk Tomb, stroll through Horse Riding Jordan, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Petra - Wadi Musa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Eilat.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wadi Ghuweir
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

4
nights
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Visit Princess Beach and Dekel Beach Eilat for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nabatean Avdat Acropolis and Eilat City Museum. When in Eilat, make a side trip to see The Alpaca Farm in Mitspe Ramon, approximately Mitspe Ramon away. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve, stroll through Migdalor Beach, kick back and relax at Mosh Beach, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Petra - Wadi Musa to Eilat takes 13.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 103°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
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Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis
Mosh Beach ©
Mosh Beach

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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.
Frishman Beach and The Yitzhak Rabin Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jerusalem Beach and Bograshov Beach. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Tayelet (in Tel Aviv) and Ilana Goor Museum (in Jaffa). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Herzl National Cemetery, stop by Christian Quarter, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem road trip site.

Drive from Eilat to Jerusalem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, Jerusalem is little chillier than Eilat - with highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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Jerusalem Beach ©
Jerusalem Beach
Bograshov Beach
Bograshov Beach
Frishman Beach ©
Frishman Beach

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