31 days in Jordan, Israel & Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Jordan, Israel & Egypt Itinerary

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31 days in Jordan, Israel & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Mitspe Ramon, Israel
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Nazareth, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
7
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, then delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Mosesquelle, deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa online travel planner .

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mitspe Ramon.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

2
nights
Mitspe Ramon, Israel

Mitspe Ramon ©
Founded in 1951, the small desert town of Mitspe Ramon overlooks the Ramon Crater, a massive 40 km (24 mi) long dip in the Negev desert, created by erosion and notable for its interesting rock formations.
On the 4th (Fri), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in breathtaking views at Avdat National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mitspe Ramon trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Petra - Wadi Musa to Mitspe Ramon with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Mitspe Ramon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Nazareth.

Things to do in Mitspe Ramon

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Avdat National Park ©
Avdat National Park

2
nights
Nazareth, Israel

Nazareth ©
Known worldwide as the hometown of Jesus Christ, Nazareth draws flocks of pilgrims who come to see the place where Christ grew up, and follow his footsteps along the Jesus Trail.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Citadel of Acre, then get great views at International Center Mary of Nazareth, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Annunciation. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nazareth Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Wedding Church, then steep yourself in history at Cana, then wander the streets of Akko Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nazareth vacation planning site .

Getting from Mitspe Ramon to Nazareth by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Nazareth can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Nazareth

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Acre, Franciscan Wedding Church
Highlights from your plan
Citadel of Acre ©
Citadel of Acre
Nazareth Village ©
Nazareth Village

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel and Room Escape Games. Visit Masada Fortress and Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and Tel Aviv (Ben-Gurion House & Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Mount, and get engrossed in the history at The Masada Museum.

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

Drive from Nazareth to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Caesarea National Park, Masada Fortress, The Masada Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel ©
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa ©
Masada Fortress ©
Masada Fortress

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Coptic Orthodox Church are in your itinerary. When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Coral Reefs in Dahab, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in October; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Reefs
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Safaris

1
night
Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, Saint Catherine is little chillier than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

4
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Abu Dabbab Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in October: high temperatures in Marsa Alam hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

4
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.
Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Sharm El Naga. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

6
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Horus at Edfu and Dendera Temple Complex are in your itinerary. Medinet Habu and Tomb of Ramses III are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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