18 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

18 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Ferry + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
5
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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2
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stop by Gaddis & Co., explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor travel itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Luxor is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Luxor is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, you will find days in Luxor are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stop by Evolution Egypt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip website.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Safaris
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Na'ama Bay and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lawrence's House and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wadi Rum itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Dahab to Wadi Rum in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Off-Road Tours
Lawrence's House ©
Lawrence's House

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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the striking features of The Great Temple, steep yourself in history at Petra, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa road trip planning site.

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares

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 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then view the masterpieces at Project Positive Soulful Creations, then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins, and finally contemplate the long history of Arch of Hadrian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amman trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Jerash
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and look for gifts at Fair Trade Egypt.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Cairo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amman in February, with highs in Cairo at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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