17 days in Egypt, Petra - Wadi Musa & Tbilisi Itinerary

17 days in Egypt, Petra - Wadi Musa & Tbilisi Itinerary

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17 days in Egypt, Petra - Wadi Musa & Tbilisi Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Luxor is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Luxor. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Luxor hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairo online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in January, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Petra and then contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra. On your second day here, trot along with Horse Riding Jordan and then explore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Cairo to Petra - Wadi Musa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Go for a jaunt from Tbilisi to Mtskheta to see Jvari Church about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, get in on the family fun at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of Saint David, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Petra - Wadi Musa to Tbilisi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Georgia Time is 2 hours. In January in Tbilisi, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jvari Church
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Walking tours
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

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