26 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

26 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
2
Abydos, Egypt
— 1 night
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
4
Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
5
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
6
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 2 nights
7
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
8
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
9
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
10
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
11
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night


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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and AERODIUM Egypt. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

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Newark, USA to Cairo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Cairo. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Cairo reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Abydos.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
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Abydos, Egypt

Abydos ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Temple of Rameses II.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Abydos online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairo to Abydos. In February, daily temperatures in Abydos can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.
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Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. Appreciate the collections at Karnak Open Air Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., and explore the ancient world of Valley of the Queens.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

You can drive from Abydos to Luxor in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Luxor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Edfu.

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 Museum
Luxor Museum

1
night
Edfu, Egypt

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Kanais and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Edfu road trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Edfu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais

2
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner.

Take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Qubbet el-Hawa ©
Qubbet el-Hawa

2
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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
On the 6th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Hurghada.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
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 Parasailing & Paragliding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Spend the 10th (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and look for gifts at Super Naturals.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hurghada route planner.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Hurghada in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in March, you will find days in Hurghada are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 11th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then stop by CREDO.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Alexandria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in March: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

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.
On the 13th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, thenexplore the ancient world of The Citadel, and then examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amman itinerary planning website.

Fly from Alexandria to Amman in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alexandria in March, expect Amman to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, thenexplore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Petra. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, thenexplore the ancient world of Montreal Crusader Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip website.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can 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
Montreal Crusader Castle ©
Montreal Crusader Castle

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night
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 17th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wadi Rum trip builder app.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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