30 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

30 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

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30 days in Egypt & Israel Itinerary

Honolulu, United States
Fly:  34​h
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Eilat, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
Herzliya, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
Honolulu, United States

4
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Take a break from Sharm El Sheikh with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at El Fanar, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and examine the collection at King Tut Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh itinerary maker.

Honolulu, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 99°F and lows about 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach
Ras Um Sid

4
days
Luxor, Egypt

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Popular historic sites such as Luxor Temple and Avenue of Sphinxes are in your itinerary. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Temple of Hathor at Dendera in Qena, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, stop by Bait El Ainy, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 107°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Sightseeing Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hathor at Dendera
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Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple

3
days
Marsa Alam, Egypt

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
You'll get in some beach time at Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, get outside with Abu Dabbab Bay, and don't miss a visit to Sha'ab Marsa Alam.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Luxor in June, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marsa Mubarak
Abu Dabbab Bay
Shaab Marsa Alam

4
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get some historical perspective at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), delve into the distant past at Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), and stroll through Al-Azhar Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Cairo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cairo, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
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Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx

5
days
Jerusalem, Israel

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Old City of Jerusalem. Popular historic sites such as Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Masada National Park (in Masada). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Israel Museum, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter, explore the ancient world of Temple Mount, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Aqsa Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Cairo to Jerusalem with the Route module. Traveling from Cairo in June, Jerusalem is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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Western Wall
Old City of Jerusalem
Israel Museum

2
days
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 25th (Sun): stroll through Dekel Beach Eilat, look for gifts at King Solomon Promanade, and then kick back and relax at Dolphin Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Princess Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eilat vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jerusalem in June, expect nights in Eilat to be warmer, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 102°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Herzlia.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dolphin Reef
Dekel Beach Eilat

3
days
Herzliya, Israel

On the sunny Mediterranean central coast of Israel, Herzliya charms its visitors with upscale beachfront restaurants, rolling cerulean coastline, and trendy shops.
Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum) and Yitzhak Rabin Center will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jaffa Old City and Tayelet. Go for a jaunt from Herzlia to Tel Aviv to see Neve Tzedek about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Bograshov Beach and stroll through Frishman Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Herzlia travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Herzlia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Eilat, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Herzlia, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Herzliya

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Poleg Beach, Jaffa Old City
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Tayelet
Jaffa Old City

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