12 days in Egypt, Jerusalem & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

12 days in Egypt, Jerusalem & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Aswan, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
6
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, thenkick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh day trip app.

Bengaluru, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. In November in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Animalia, thencontemplate the long history of Nubian Village, thendelve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aswan holiday planner.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, Aswan is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, thenexplore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, thendelve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, thendelve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, and finally appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Aswan in November since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, thensteep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, thentake an in-depth tour of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and finally take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November in Jerusalem, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Western Wall ©
Western Wall

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nights
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.
On the 11th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb and then explore the ancient world of Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, thencontemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, thendelve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, and finally admire the striking features of The Great Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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