31 days in Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

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Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
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Jerash, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Bus to Dahab
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
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Beirut, Lebanon

— 3 nights

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Get some cultural insight at Temples of Baalbek and Baalbek Roman Ruins. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Charbel Tomb and Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Hajar al-Hibla (in Baalbeck) and Byblos (Saint John-Marc Cathedral, Byblos Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Beirut online tour planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Beirut is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Beirut to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jerash.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Jerash, Jordan

— 3 nights
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jerash Ruins and Oval Plaza. Popular historic sites such as Cardo Maximus and The Archeological Park are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Artemis, delve into the distant past at North Theatre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Cosmas and Damianos - Jerash.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerash attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Jerash takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jerash, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Petra and The Urn Tomb. Your inner history buff will appreciate Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Byzantine Church. When in Petra - Wadi Musa, make a side trip to see Montreal Crusader Castle in Shoubak, approximately Shoubak away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, pause for some photo ops at Djinn Blocks, admire the striking features of The Great Temple, and contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Jerash to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wadi Rum Desert Tours and take some stellar pictures from Lawrence's House.

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Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Wadi Rum to Dahab takes 7 hours. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Na'ama Bay and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Al Mustafa Mosque and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hurghada side-trips: Sharm El Sheikh (Soho Square Dancing Fountain, SOHO Square, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada vacation website.

You can drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Luxor, Egypt

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Luxor Temple and Dendera Temple Complex. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

Aswan, Egypt

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Get some cultural insight at Philae Temple and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Kom Ombo and Agilkia Island are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Animalia, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, and steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aswan travel route site.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Popular historic sites such as Great Sphinx and Mosque of Muhammad Ali are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Lebanon travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Monuments · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.