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First cut at Egypt/Jordan itinerary - comments appreciated

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Just starting my research - following is a first cut at an itinerary based in part on an article in this month's Conde Nast magazine

Day 1 - arrive Cairo - transfer to Mena House - Garden View Room. (prefer to stay there and go into Cairo)

Day 2 & 3 - visit Sphinx, Pyramids, Sakkara, Dashour, Fayoum Oasis, Solar Boat, maybe Memphis (order all wrong I realize - just a list of things we want to visit)

Day 4 - Egyptian Museum and visit Bab Zuweila and Al Azhar Mosque in afternoon (walking)

Day 5 - up early - fly to Abu Simbel and then to Aswan - Old Cataract Hotel

Day 6 - St. Simeon's Monsastery and Nubian Museum and Aswan Bazaar

Day 7 - Morning to Elephantine Island and Kitcheners Island - PM tour Aswan High Dam/unfinished obelisk/Philae Temple.....board Sonesta Star Goddess

Day 8 - Star Goddess Itinerary - Temple of Two Gods, Temple of Horus

Day 9 - Hatchepsut's Temple/Valley of Kings/ Medinat Habu - PM Karnak and Luxor

Day 10 - Tut's Tomb/Ramasseum/Valley of the Queens. Al Moudira Hotel

Day 11 - Tombs of the Nobles/Dier al-medina/Colossi of Memnon

Day 12 - Fly Luxor Sharm el Sheikh - drive to Nuweiba to catch fast ferry to Aqaba - transfer to Petra Movenpick

Day 13 - full day at Petra

Day 14 - Drive to Amman via Kerak Crusader Castle, Mt Nebo and Madaba - Meridien Amman

Day 15 - Jerash (morning) PM Amman - Citadel, Colosseum, Royal Palace

Day 16 depart Amman

Would appreciate any comments - itinerary/accommodation/restaurant suggestions/etc

Thanks!

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