15 days in Israel, Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in Israel, Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

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15 days in Israel, Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  10​h
1
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Eilat, Israel

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
On the 2nd (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, head outdoors with Sea and Desert Adventures, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

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London, UK to Eilat is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Eilat at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tayelet and Neve Tzedek. Escape the urban bustle at Dead Sea and Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park. Step out of Jerusalem with an excursion to Jaffa Old City in Jaffa--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mt of Olives, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, visit Old City of Jerusalem, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Eilat to Jerusalem in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eilat in April: high temperatures in Jerusalem hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Dead Sea, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park
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Mt of Olives ©
Mt of Olives
Tayelet ©
Tayelet
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Step off the beaten path and head to Giza Plateau and Great Sphinx. And it doesn't end there: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, explore the activities along Nile River, admire nature's extreme beauty at Cairo Horse Riding School, and explore the historical opulence of Bab al-Futuh.

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Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Cairo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Giza Plateau ©
Giza Plateau

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ulu Cami and Yeni Camii. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Istanbul is 1 hour. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ulu Cami
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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