9 days in Jordan & Cairo Itinerary

9 days in Jordan & Cairo Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Madaba, Jordan
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
day
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba ©
A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, delve into the distant past at Umm ar-Rasas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madaba vacation maker website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Madaba is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in November, you will find days in Madaba are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

1
night
Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aqaba trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Madaba to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madaba in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Aqaba: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali ©
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
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 1st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Petra, deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, and then explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Petra ©
Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen

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nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyramids of Dahshour and Statue of Ramesses II. Family-friendly places like KidZania Cairo and Natural Science Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairo to go to Saqqara and see Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cave Church, contemplate the long history of Ben Ezra Synagogue, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Giza Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Natural Science Museum, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Egyptian Geology Museum ©
Egyptian Geology Museum

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