9 days in Chennai, Egypt & Israel Itinerary

9 days in Chennai, Egypt & Israel Itinerary

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9 days in Chennai, Egypt & Israel Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  5​h
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Chennai, India
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India


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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Cane and Bamboo and then steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary website .

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Chennai hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Cane and Bamboo ©
Cane and Bamboo
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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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 19th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip website .

You can fly from Chennai to Sharm El Sheikh in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in May: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

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Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 21st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then get some fabulous bargains at Imhotep Alabaster Luxor, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip website .

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mahane Yehuda Market, and then get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Tower of David Museum, view the masterpieces at Chaya Judaica & Israeli Art, contemplate the long history of Western Wall, steep yourself in history at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, then wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip 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. Traveling from Luxor in May, things will get a bit cooler in Jerusalem: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eilat.

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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Eilat Action, then stop by King Solomon Promanade, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Eilat road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect Eilat to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).

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Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve
King Solomon Promanade ©
King Solomon Promanade

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