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

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

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Cairo, Egypt
— 8 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 8 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
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Mitspe Ramon, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 7 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 4 nights
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Nazareth, Israel
— 4 nights
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Acre, Israel
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt

— 8 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 added Mastaba of Ti, St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Mastaba of Mereruka, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bent Pyramid and Statue of Ramses II. Visit Mit Rahina Museum and Meidum Pyramid for their historical value. Step out of Cairo to go to Al Badrashin and see The Sphinx of Memphis, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Cairo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In February, Cairo is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luxor, Egypt

— 8 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sail the Nile, Luxor Museum, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Dendera Temple Complex and Tomb of Queen Nefertari. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Nobles and Tomb of Sennedjem. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corniche, see the interesting displays at Mummification Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luxor driving holiday app.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Aswan, Egypt

— 7 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kanais, Philae Temple, Temple of Horus, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nubian Museum and New Kalabsha. Visit Monastery of St. Simeon and Qubbet el-Hawa for their historical value. There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Mausoleum of Aga Khan and take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aswan trip planning website.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daytime highs in Aswan are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll set off for Petra - Wadi Musa on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Urn Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares.

Plan trip to Petra - Wadi Musa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Aswan to Petra - Wadi Musa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Mitspe Ramon, Israel

Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitspe Ramon online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Mitspe Ramon in 4 hours. In February in Mitspe Ramon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll set off for Jerusalem on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Jerusalem, Israel

— 7 nights

Holy City

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Masada Museum and Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Visit The Jewish Cemetery and Hurva Synagogue for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Arad National Park (in Beersheba) and Yad la-Shiryon Latrun (in Latrun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dormition Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Menachem Begin Heritage Center Museum, stroll the grounds of Mount Herzl National Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at Levantine Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jerusalem holiday planner.

You can drive from Mitspe Ramon to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. February in Jerusalem sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Israel

— 4 nights

White City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Ilana Goor Museum and Joseph Bau House Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ayalon Institute Museum and Ben-Gurion House. Go for a jaunt from Tel Aviv to Rehovot to see Weizmann House about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Jerusalem Beach, make a trip to Suspended Orange Tree, stroll through Frishman Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Itzhak Rabin Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip planner.

You can drive from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nazareth.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, Israel

— 4 nights

Arab Capital of Israel

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Ancient Bathhouse and Circassian Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate HaMizgaga - Museum of Archaeology and Glass and Mensa Christi Church. Get out of town with these interesting Nazareth side-trips: Tel Yodfat (in Yodfat), Mishkan Museum of Art (in Ein Harod) and Belvoir National Park (in Beit She'an). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue-Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent, brush up on your military savvy at Beit Hatotchan - IDF artillery museum and memorial monument, and contemplate the long history of Holy Caves of Nazareth.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazareth tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tel Aviv to Nazareth takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Acre.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Acre, Israel

— 1 night
Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of the Northern District, Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Acre trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Nazareth to Acre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Acre can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Acre

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.