2 Weeks in Jordan: Best 3 Itineraries for First-Timers

By Vicky Leng | Updated Aug. 21, 2023

If you're planning a 2-week holiday to Jordan and want to maximize your time, spending the entire 2 weeks solely in Jordan might be too long since it's a small country. The best way to make the most of your time is to spend about a week covering Jordan's highlights and utilize the rest of the time to visit Egypt or take a three-country trip including Egypt and Israel.

In this article, we've provided three handpicked itineraries to help you get some ideas for your trip, especially for families with teenagers and couples.

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2-Week Jordan and Egypt Itinerary for Families with Teenagers

  • Cover the major highlights and enjoy family-friendly activities.
Floating on the Dead Sea with your kidsFloating on the Dead Sea with your kids.

This purposefully-selected itinerary offers attractive highlights and family-friendly activities in both Jordan and Egypt, which are popular choices among family travelers. Promote family bonding through camel riding to visit the incredible pyramid complex, a charming Nile cruise, floating effortlessly on the Dead Sea, and an adventurous desert safari in Wadi Rum.

Here is the suggested itinerary, for inspiration:

Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour
  • Days 1–3: Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, camel riding, and the Egyptian Museum)
  • Days 4–7: a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor (Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Horus)
  • Days 8–9: the Dead Sea
  • Days 10–11: Petra (a rose-red sandstone city)
  • Day 12: Wadi Rum (an adventurous desert safari)
  • Day 13: depart from Amman

Begin a wonderful time in Cairo by discovering mysterious treasures from ancient Egypt. Immerse yourself in the earliest pyramids and then head to the renowned Giza pyramid complex to get a more comprehensive understanding of the history of Egypt. Another exciting way to visit the incredible pyramids is to take a camel ride across the desert.

Take a memorable Nile cruise to appreciate the scenery along the river from Aswan to Luxor. We would arrange for your family to take a well-chosen cozy houseboat (a dahabiya just for 10–12 people) and also arrange a private guide for you to flexibly visit the historical sites when you go ashore instead of large tour group excursions.

Fly to Jordan for a joyful family time, enjoying an incomparable experience at the Dead Sea. Experience floating effortlessly on the salty water while holding a newspaper to capture a classic photo together.

Head to Petra to witness the amazing rose-red sandstone city that's carved into the cliffs. Take a day trip to Wadi Rum, which is a desert with a similar landscape to that of the moon's surface. Hopping in a jeep to explore the epic red canyons with your kids is definitely an awesome activity.

Let us help you plan your trip! Contact us and we will create a trip based on your group size, time, budget, interests, and other requirements.  For trips during Christmas and the New Year, departing before December 20th will obtain a cheaper price for international flight tickets.

14-Day Jordan and Egypt Itinerary for Couples

  • Perfect for spending a romantic time with your partner and exploring the highlights.
Take a hot-air balloon ride in Luxor to enjoy awesome views of the city.Take a hot-air balloon ride in Luxor to enjoy awesome views of the city.

This itinerary is designed for couples to spend a romantic and intimate time together. Take the world's best value hot-air balloon in Luxor to enjoy a stunning view of the city, watch Petra by Night to admire the candles illuminating the entire area, and stay in a luxury camping tent to enjoy the starry night.

Here is our suggested itinerary, for inspiration:

Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour
  • Days 1–3: Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, the Great Sphinx, and camel riding)
  • Days 4–7: a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor (the Valley of the Kings, the Luxor Temple, and riding in a hot-air balloon)
  • Days 8–9: Petra (a rose-red sandstone city and Petra by Night)
  • Days 10–11: Wadi Rum (stay in a well-equipped camping tent under the starry night sky)
  • Days 12–13: the Dead Sea
  • Day 14: depart from Amman

Start your journey in Cairo in Egypt to explore one of the four ancient civilizations. Admire the view of the great pyramids from the balcony of your hotel while drinking a glass of wine, or take a camel ride to visit the pyramids up close.

Outside Cairo, enjoying a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor is the top thing to do in Egypt. To ensure that you have a more private and intimate experience, we have carefully selected a high-end houseboat that can only accommodate 10–12 people. We would also arrange a private guide for you to explore the highlights while you're ashore, rather than a large group tour. Don't forget to take a hot-air balloon ride in Luxor to enjoy awesome views of the city.

Continue your trip to Petra to appreciate the rose-red sandstone city carved into its cliffs and admire the scene of candles illuminating the entire area during the Petra By Night event, which creates a romantic atmosphere.

Head to Wadi Rum to take a desert safari and discover its landscape, which closely resembles the surface of the moon. Stay in a luxurious and cozy tent in the desert and enjoy a starry night from the tent's private terrace.

Complete your trip by indulging in the unique experience of floating without difficulty on the Dead Sea with your partner.

If you have other requirements, contact us and we can make it happen.

2 Weeks in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt: Explore the World-Famous Scenic Spots

  • Enjoy family-friendly activities, explore the renowned highlights of three countries, and visit historical sites portrayed in the Bible.
Enjoy the Nile cruise in EgyptEnjoy the Nile cruise in Egypt

Spend 2 weeks with your teen(s) in three countries, exploring world-famous sights that you've read about since childhood. Discover the Western Wall in Jerusalem, float effortlessly on the Dead Sea, visit the magnificent Giza pyramid complex, and take a charming Nile cruise.

Here is our handpicked itinerary, for inspiration:

Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour
  • Days 1–3: Jerusalem (the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Mount of Olives)
  • Day 4: the Dead Sea
  • Days 5–6: Petra (a rose-red sandstone city)
  • Days 7–8: Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, camel riding, and an Egyptian dance show)
  • Days 9–11: a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • Days 12–14: Hurghada (relax on the beach and a desert safari)
  • Day 15: depart from Cairo

In Jerusalem, you'll have the opportunity to discover the holy city with your kids in a more interesting way: explore the Western Wall tunnels and watch the sound and light show at the Tower of David Museum. If you want to explore more of the historical sites mentioned in the Bible, contact us and our experienced travel consultant will customize the itinerary based on your requests.

In Jordan, you would explore the highlights of the country while experiencing family-friendly activities. Float effortlessly on the Dead Sea, visit the rose-red sandstone city carved into the cliffs of Petra, and embark on an adventurous desert safari to explore the lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum.

In Egypt, you could enjoy a wonderful family time with your kids by experiencing a variety of activities. Take a camel ride to visit the spectacular Giza pyramid complex, board a high-end houseboat designed exclusively for 10–12 people to admire the charming scenery along the Nile River, and unwind as you sunbathe on a beach in Hurghada.

You can contact us to tailor-make a tour for you if the above itinerary does not meet your requirement.

How Much Is a 2-Week Trip to Jordan?

A private trip to Jordan costs about US$250–350 per day per person, including 4-star hotels, a full-day itinerary, transportation, tickets for attractions, a private guide, and a private car.

If you want to have a cross-border trip to Egypt and Israel, the private tour cost in Egypt is from US$200-300 per day per person, while the cost in Israel starts at about US$500.

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