Cairo, the national capital, is situated about 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the south of Damietta.
Don't restrict yourself to Damietta, because the wider region features numerous cultural and scenic attractions waiting to be explored. Port Said, is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west, and Mansoura can be found 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast.
Spend a day in the fresh air and sunshine and make the most of Egypt's fascinating lighthouses, open-air museums and gardens. Follow the threads of the region's rich cultural fabric at Egypt's wonderful history museums, art galleries and art museums.
Check out the region's beautiful waterways. Surfing and scuba diving are just two of the most popular ways to get wet here. If you believe an excellent holiday is pushing yourself to the limit in the great outdoors, then why not join one of the quad biking and four-wheel driving experiences the Damietta area has to offer.
For many, enjoying a new place is as much about cuisines as it is about visiting tourist attractions so be sure to sample the food and drinks in the area. Two of the region's typical ingredients are fava beans and rice. Lamb kofta and mezze are just two much-loved dishes that will imbue visitors' with the true flavours of Egypt. Egypt desserts such as umm ali (raisin cake in milk) are also great to try. You may see locals and visitors alike ordering Luxor; it's one of the best-loved brews in Egypt. After your meal, take your partner out for a drink in a bar that serves regional wines. You can try Rubis D’Egypte rosé or Chateau des Reves red. If you are after an alcohol-free drink, try the flavors of coffee.
When the time comes to say goodbye to Damietta, head to the nearest major airport situated in Cairo, 90 miles (145 kilometers) away.