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 Horseback Riding Tours. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Sand City, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and explore the gorgeous colors at Carless Reef.

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 · Wildlife · Parks · 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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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 Wadi Gemal. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam.

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 · Wildlife
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 Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Take a break from Saint Catherine with a short trip to moses pool in Al Tur, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

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 6.5 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 · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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 Ain Khudra. Take a break from Taba with a short trip to Coloured Canyon in Nuweiba, about 1h 5 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 · Parks

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 Coral Reefs and Safaris. Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Blue Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab route planner.

Getting from Taba to Dahab by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough 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 Al Mustafa Mosque. And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, stroll through Mangrove Beach, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh route planning website.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · 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

Parks · Nature
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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder site.

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

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Amman tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

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.