21 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt — 4 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Queens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medinet Habu and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Titi, make a trip to Tomb of Ramases IX, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip maker app.

Santiago, Chile to Luxor is an approximately 29.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Santiago to Luxor. March in Luxor sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dahab.
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Dahab, Egypt — 2 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 1st (Sat), browse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dahab trip app.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Luxor in March, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Dahab: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 4 nights

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.
The Heavenly Cathedral and St Catherine Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ras Um Sid, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a pleasant ride with Miso Horse Riding Trips, and relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.
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Saint Catherine, Egypt — 2 nights

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 7th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, expect Saint Catherine to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 13°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Street of Facades and Obelisk Tomb. Popular historic sites such as Petra and Byzantine Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of The Great Temple and contemplate the long history of Little Petra.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa route planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wadi Rum.
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Wadi Rum, Jordan — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Submarine Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Wadi Rum Desert Dreams and Wadi Rum Nomads - Day Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wadi Rum: Aqaba (Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery & Sharif Hussein Bin Ali). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Lawrence's House.

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

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Jordan travel guide

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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.
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