23 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

23 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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23 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
7
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States


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3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nile River. Let the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Sondos Papyrus capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Cairo is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Cairo at 71°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

2
nights
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 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

2
nights
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Hurghada on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
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Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, explore the world behind art at Sand City, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada day trip app .

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Hurghada in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in March: highs in Hurghada hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar, and then take in the waterfront at Corniche.

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Fly from Hurghada to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hurghada in March, expect Alexandria to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, then delve into the distant past at The Citadel, and then examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amman day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alexandria to Amman in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alexandria in March, things will get slightly colder in Amman: highs are around 67°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mount Nebo, Jerash Ruins
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Petra, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Montreal.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa road trip app .

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip builder .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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