22 days in Jerusalem, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Jerusalem, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Jerusalem, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
7
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Boston, United States


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4
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa), Tel Aviv (Old Tel Aviv Port Area & Tayelet) and The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem travel route website .

Boston, USA to Jerusalem is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada Fortress, The Church of the Annunciation
Highlights from your plan
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem ©
Old City of Jerusalem

1
night
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 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, then make a trip to King Abdullah Mosque, then explore the ancient world of The Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Amman online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jerusalem to Amman takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Petra, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa vacation planning app .

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

1
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 13th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Wadi Rum day trip website .

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Wadi Rum to Sharm El Sheikh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in July, and nighttime lows around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
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.
On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab driving holiday planner .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in July, and nighttime lows around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Hurghada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luxor vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip website .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in July: highs in Cairo hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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