22 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

22 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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Fly to Cairo International Airport, Drive to Giza
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Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siwa, Egypt
— 1 night
Taxi to Borg El Arab, Fly to Aswan
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Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Train
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Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Giza, Egypt

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Giza is known for historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Giza day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Giza is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Newark in December: highs in Giza hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Alexandria, Egypt

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Corniche and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar.

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Drive from Giza to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks
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Siwa, Egypt

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Sea and then steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Siwa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Siwa takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Aswan, Egypt

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 18th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk and then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Elephantine Island and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Siwa to Aswan takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Edfu, Egypt

— 1 night
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Kanais and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edfu trip tool.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luxor online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Luxor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then soak in style at Turkish baths. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at SOHO Square and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 62°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Wadi Rum.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the next day, get great views at Lawrence's House and then take a memorable drive along Wadi Rum Desert Tours.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Wadi Rum takes 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours
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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 29th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Petra.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa online vacation planner.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amman.

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Amman, Jordan

— 2 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Rainbow Street, then explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amman tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

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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.

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.