16 days in Kuwait City, Amman & Cairo Itinerary

16 days in Kuwait City, Amman & Cairo Itinerary

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1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
2
Amman, Jordan
— 6 nights
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights

3
nights
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
You've now added Grand Mosque to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kuwait Towers, immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Scientific Center, and browse the different shops at Alhamra tower and mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuwait City tour builder.

San Francisco, USA to Kuwait City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kuwait City is 11 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Kuwait City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bait Al Outhman Museum
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Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers
The Avenues ©
The Avenues

6
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amman: Azraq (Qasr Azraq & Quseir Amra), Jerash Ruins (in Jerash) and Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map, Mount Nebo, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, make a trip to Rainbow Street, and explore the ancient world of The Citadel.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman travel route planner.

You can fly from Kuwait City to Amman in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Amman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Amman: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madaba, Azraq, Jerash Ruins, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
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Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

5
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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo holiday planner.

Getting from Amman to Cairo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amman in December, with highs in Cairo at 69°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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