18 days in Amman & Egypt Itinerary

Make it your trip
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights


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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dead Sea. Change things up with a short trip to Madaba Mosaic Map in Madaba (about 42 minutes away). Make the 1st (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amman trip itinerary maker app.

Larnaca, Cyprus to Amman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Larnaca to Amman due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carless Reef and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Mahmya Island, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hurghada itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Amman to Hurghada in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amman in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 45°C and lows about 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ras Um Sid. Step off the beaten path and head to Submarine Tours and St Catherine Shop. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at Omkara Yoga School, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh journey planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dahab.
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Dahab, Egypt — 2 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 11th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs and then kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dahab driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam, Egypt — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amore Safari and Coraya Divers Coraya Bay. Get outdoors at Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Mubarak. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Wadi El Gemal National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Abu Dabbab Beach and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam journey maker website.

You can fly from Dahab to Marsa Alam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 2 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.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cairo, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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.