14 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

14 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Philadelphia, United States


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1
night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Luxor is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Luxor. When traveling from Philadelphia in December, plan for much hotter days in Luxor, with highs around 75°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

1
day
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 25th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Hurghada to Dahab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dahab are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 26th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
On the 28th (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Wadi Rum in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Aqaba Castle
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Horseback Riding Tours
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

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.
On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Petra.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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