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 Spas and El Gouna Golf Club. There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at Bibliotheca Alexandrina El Gouna, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Hurghada is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In January, Hurghada is much warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to El Quseir.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

El Quseir, Egypt

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Quseir Fort and Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our El Quseir road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to El Quseir takes 2 hours. In January in El Quseir, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Marsa Alam on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in El Quseir

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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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 Wadi Gemal and Shaab Marsa Alam. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get outside with Vivasub diving center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam tour planner.

Drive from El Quseir to Marsa Alam in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 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 St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Take a break from Saint Catherine with a short trip to Moses Pool in Al Tur, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine online itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

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 Coloured Canyon and Taba Heights Golf Resort. 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 Salah El-Din Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taba journey tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · 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 Three Pools. Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Blue Lagoon, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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 Bibo Viaggi and The Heavenly Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach.

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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:
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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 · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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 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 · Trails · Parks · 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.

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.