13 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

13 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online tour itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Cairo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Cairo. In July, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Na'ama Bay, then fly like a bird with Sinai Safari Adventures, then admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and finally browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Soho Square Dancing Fountain ©
Soho Square Dancing Fountain

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Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dahab attractions planning app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Dahab, expect temperatures between 101°F during the day and 86°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 4th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Dahab to Wadi Rum in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Petra. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen.

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Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares

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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 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Jerusalem Pottery Hagop Karakashian, then admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, steep yourself in history at Old City of Jerusalem, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jerusalem day trip planning tool.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerusalem by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tel Aviv.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
On the 9th (Mon), go all around town with City Tours, then visit Jaffa Old City, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv online trip maker.

Getting from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Tel Aviv, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Food Tours
Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours

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