13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Cairo — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Pyramids of Giza and Bent Pyramid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Safaris and AERODIUM Egypt will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Saqqara (Pyramid of Teti & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and stop by Bazar Noobr.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip app.

Montreal, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get warmer in Cairo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Abu Simbel.
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Abu Simbel — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.
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Luxor — 3 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Queen Titi, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxor road trip planning site.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Luxor by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Luxor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dahab.
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Dahab — 1 night

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Dahab takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in January since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 3 nights

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
On the 5th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. Traveling from Dahab in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hurghada, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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