22 days in Petra - Wadi Musa, Cairo & Jerusalem Itinerary

22 days in Petra - Wadi Musa, Cairo & Jerusalem Itinerary

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22 days in Petra - Wadi Musa, Cairo & Jerusalem Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Jerusalem, Israel
— 10 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Street of Facades and Byzantine Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Petra World Heritage Site and Obelisk Tomb. Venture out of the city with trips to Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Wadi Rum). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Petra Kitchen, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, and explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Delhi to Petra - Wadi Musa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
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Petra ©
Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and Old City (Coptic Cairo). Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cairo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

10
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Israel Museum and Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Ein Gedi Botanical Garden (in Ein Gedi), Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (Palmach Museum, Yitzhak Rabin Center, & more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at En Gedi Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Anne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Jerusalem in 5 hours. Traveling from Cairo in May, you will find days in Jerusalem are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 22nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region, Safari Park, Masada Fortress, Masada National Park
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Palmach Museum ©
Palmach Museum

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