23 days in Egypt & Jerusalem Itinerary

23 days in Egypt & Jerusalem Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
5
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day

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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 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Fair Trade Egypt and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cairo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cairo is 5 hours. In July, Cairo is much hotter than Buenos Aires - with highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay ©
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay
Fair Trade Egypt ©
Fair Trade Egypt

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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, examine the collection at Animalia, make a trip to Seheil Island, and see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Aswan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, Aswan is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, gain insight with I Like Egypt Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor day trip planner.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Luxor, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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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

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). Spend the 29th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. See some other sides of Cairo: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the long history of Mosque-Sabil of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

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You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jerusalem: Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Tayelet) and Jaffa (Seren D.P.T & Jaffa Old City). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, take in the exciting artwork at Levantine Gallery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tel Aviv
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, then look for gifts at Bazar Noobr, and then walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Jerusalem to Cairo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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