11 days in Egypt, Cappadocia & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

11 days in Egypt, Cappadocia & Petra - Wadi Musa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
4
Ain Sukhna, Egypt
— 1 night
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kaymakli Underground City as well as Pasabag. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thendon't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, thenexplore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and finally look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Goreme is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Chicago to Goreme. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Pasabag, Kaymakli Underground City
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Balloon Rides

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petra By Night. On the 30th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Petra By Night.

To find out how to plan a trip to Petra - Wadi Musa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Petra By Night ©
Petra By Night

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Memphis Historical Site, Khan Al-Khalili, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site, thenget outside with Felucca ride, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cairo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Ain Sukhna.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Ain Sukhna, Egypt

Ain Sukhna
Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ain Sukhna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Ain Sukhna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cairo.

Things to do in Ain Sukhna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khan Al-Khalili as well as Coptic Cairo. On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Coptic Cairo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ain Sukhna to Cairo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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