26 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

26 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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26 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Abydos, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
9
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States


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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and AERODIUM Egypt. Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Sondos Papyrus capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Cairo is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Cairo at 71°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abydos.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

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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
night
Abydos, Egypt

Abydos ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Temple of Rameses II.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Abydos trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairo to Abydos. In February, daytime highs in Abydos are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.
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Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Karnak Open Air Museum. Appreciate the collections at Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Queens, and stop by Gaddis & Co..

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Traveling by car from Abydos to Luxor takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in February, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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): explore the ancient world of Kanais and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edfu itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. 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 at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

2
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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Hurghada on the 7th (Sat).

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding. Spend the 10th (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and stop by Super Naturals.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada visit site .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Hurghada by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in March, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius, admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then look for gifts at CREDO.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria road trip website .

You can fly from Hurghada to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In March, Alexandria is a bit cooler than Hurghada - with highs of 72°F and lows of 55°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

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 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, then steep yourself in history at The Citadel, and then examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amman day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alexandria to Amman in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alexandria in March, things will get slightly colder in Amman: highs are around 67°F and lows about 48°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 Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then don't miss a visit to The Great Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Petra. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, then delve into the distant past at Montreal Crusader Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa holiday planner.

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip builder .

You can 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

Parks Nature
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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