17 days in Egypt & Jordan Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive
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Sweimah, Jordan
— 1 night
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cairo Tower, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairo day trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Cairo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in March; daily highs in Cairo reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. You'll set off for Luxor on the 23rd (Thu).
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amman.
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Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Street, King Abdullah Mosque and Roman Temple of Hercules. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amman trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Amman takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, expect nights in Amman to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Little Petra.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.
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Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
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Wadi Rum, Jordan — 1 night

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 30th (Thu): get great views at Lawrence's House and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wadi Rum road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sweimah.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

Sweimah, Jordan — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the activities along Dead Sea and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sweimah trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Wadi Rum to Sweimah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 1 night

White City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Street as well as King Abdullah Mosque. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Wadi Finan Art Gallery, make a trip to Rainbow Street, then explore the galleries of Project Positive Soulful Creations, and finally don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amman trip itinerary website.

Getting from Sweimah to Amman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Museums · Shopping
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
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

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Nightlife
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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Dead Sea Region travel guide

3.5
Nature & Parks · Beaches · Natural History Museums
A vacation in Jordan's Dead Sea Region allows you to relax and reinvigorate as you bathe in the beneficial waters of the salt lake, while also having access to historic sights and natural attractions. The Dead Sea Region is part of the Jordan Rift Valley, a natural depression known for its many interesting rock formations, mineral hot springs, and ancient sites. Besides floating on the water and catching the rays, things to do in the Dead Sea Region include hiking the trails of the nearby nature reserve, exploring the town of Madaba, or visiting what was reportedly the baptism site of Jesus Christ.
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