31 days in Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Jerash, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Ferry + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
5
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
6
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
7
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Get some cultural insight at Temples of Baalbek and Mim Museum - Mineral Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baalbek Roman Ruins and Byblos Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Beirut: Byblos (Saint John-Marc Cathedral, Saint Charbel Tomb, &more) and Hajar al-Hibla (in Baalbeck). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut and take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beirut trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Beirut is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Beirut, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Beirut at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Jerash.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Byblos, Baalbeck
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb

3
nights
Jerash, Jordan

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jerash Ruins and Temple of Artemis. Visit Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) and The Archeological Park for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cardo Maximus, delve into the distant past at Arch of Hadrian, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Cosmas and Damianos - Jerash.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jerash trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beirut to Jerash takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Beirut in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Jerash, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Temple of Artemis ©
Temple of Artemis

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Petra and The Urn Tomb. Your inner history buff will appreciate Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Street of Facades. When in Petra - Wadi Musa, make a side trip to see Montreal Crusader Castle in Shoubak, approximately Shoubak away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, admire the striking features of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, and pause for some photo ops at Djinn Blocks.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planning site.

Getting from Jerash to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

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

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wadi Rum Guide and Lawrence's House. Get some cultural insight at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. There's more to do: cruise along Wadi Rum Desert Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Wadi Rum travel planning website.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Guide ©
Wadi Rum Guide
Lawrence's House ©
Lawrence's House

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 14th (Wed): browse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Wadi Rum to Dahab takes 7 hours. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Na'ama Bay and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Al Mustafa Mosque and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hurghada side-trips: Sharm El Sheikh (Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, SOHO Square, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada vacation website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Hurghada in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; 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 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

5
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 Karnak and Luxor Temple are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor travel route planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Get some cultural insight at Philae Temple and Animalia. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Kom Ombo and Nubian Village are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, and delve into the distant past at Agilkia Island.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aswan online holiday builder.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Aswan sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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 some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get some historical perspective at Great Sphinx and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and explore the galleries of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planning website.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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