54 days in Jordan & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

54 days in Jordan & Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

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Hurghada, Egypt
— 10 nights
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El Quseir, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 8 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Taba, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 8 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt

— 10 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Mosque El Mina Masjid. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Hurghada is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Hurghada, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in January, with highs in Hurghada at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Quseir.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 29:

El Quseir, Egypt

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and El Quseir Fort.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Quseir trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Hurghada to El Quseir by car takes about 2 hours. In January in El Quseir, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in El Quseir

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 8 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abu Dabbab Beach and Marsa Shoona Bay. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, and get outside with Vivasub diving center.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from El Quseir to Marsa Alam takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 9:

Saint Catherine, Egypt

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery. Take a break from Saint Catherine with a short trip to Moses Pool in Al Tur, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Catherine travel route planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in February: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Taba, Egypt

— 3 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Step off the beaten path and head to Salah El-Din Castle and Coloured Canyon. Take a break from Taba with a short trip to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba, about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman and play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taba trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Taba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Dahab, Egypt

— 7 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Blue Lagoon. Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dahab are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Bibo Viaggi. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach, and admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — Mar 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wadi Rum online road trip planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Wadi Rum in 10.5 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Aqaba, Jordan

— 2 nights

Bride of the Red Sea

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Araba Desert, view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, and finally stroll around Aqaba Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aqaba online route planner.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Aqaba takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Horse Riding Jordan, then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then contemplate the long history of Petra, and then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip planning site.

Drive from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Amman, Jordan

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at The Jordan Museum and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Citadel, stroll around Madaba Archaeological Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amman online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Red Sea and Sinai travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands · Beaches
The Red Sea Riviera mainly consists of popular resort cities scattered along the shoreline, which offer excellent conditions for a laidback, entertaining holiday. An abundance of both natural and archaeological landmarks--including national parks, ancient Egyptian tombs, structures, and monuments--makes a vacation in Red Sea and Sinai an unforgettable experience for history buffs, photographers, and families with kids. Your Red Sea and Sinai itinerary can also incorporate diving excursions, visits to traditional bazaars and mosques, and an exploration of the area's Ibiza-like nightlife.

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.