13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt tour planner

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— 2 nights
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
— 2 nights
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
— 2 nights



— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Nile River. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Cairo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Cairo is 10 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 16th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Mustafa Mosque and then kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 82°F in Sharm El Sheikh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see the interesting displays at Mini Egypt Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Carless Reef.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In September in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Marsa Alam

— 3 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marsa Shoona Bay and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and get in on the family fun at Aqua Coraya.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in September, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (93°F), and nights are about the same (81°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:


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A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor journey planner.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 76°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
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Egypt travel guide

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.