29 days in Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

29 days in Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  21 h 45 min
1
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
6
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Children's Museum and The Jordan Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Citadel and Jerash Ruins. Explore Amman's surroundings by going to Jerash (Arch of Hadrian, Forum, &more) and Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, wander the streets of Al Balad – Downtown Amman, view the masterpieces at Project Positive Soulful Creations, and examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amman travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Amman is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Amman due to the time zone difference. In October in Amman, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jerash, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Petra and Street of Facades are in your itinerary. Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Obelisk Tomb are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Petra - Wadi Musa with a short trip to Montreal Crusader Castle in Shoubak, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, and steep yourself in history at Silk Tomb.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums Spas

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
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Wadi Rum Guide. Step out of Wadi Rum with an excursion to Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery in Aqaba--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Wadi Rum Desert Tours and get great views at Lawrence's House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum day trip planning site.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Guide ©
Wadi Rum Guide
Lawrence's House ©
Lawrence's House

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Islamic Cairo, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wadi Rum to Cairo in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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

1
night
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in October: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. Bring the kids along to El Qulan Mangrove Forest and Marsa Shoona Bay. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in October, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

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Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, expect nights in Luxor to be little chillier, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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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nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Fanar and Shark's Bay Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ras Um Sid and Crocodile Show. Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in October: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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