16 days in Egypt, Israel & Jordan Itinerary

16 days in Egypt, Israel & Jordan Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
Fly to Amman, Bus to Petra - Wadi Musa
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Bus to Dahab
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Popular historic sites such as Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and Pyramids of Giza are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rifai Mosque, and explore the galleries of Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip website.

Entebbe, Uganda to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Entebbe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

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Jerusalem, Israel

— 4 nights

Holy City

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.
The Friends of Zion Museum and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Christian Quarter and Levantine Gallery. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old City of Jerusalem, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Western Wall Tunnels, contemplate the long history of Western Wall, and admire the striking features of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jerusalem trip builder app.

You can fly from Cairo to Jerusalem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 1 night
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 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of The Great Temple, then contemplate the long history of Little Petra, and then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Jerusalem to Petra - Wadi Musa in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 2 nights
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 18th (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum trip maker site.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get outside with Three Pools and then explore the galleries of WICKEDiCANDY.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Wadi Rum to Dahab in 7 hours. October in Dahab sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 1 night

City of Peace

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 21st (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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Luxor, Egypt

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Amun. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, Luxor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Luxor

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.