14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Dahab
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, explore the activities along Nile River, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo vacation planner.

Montreal, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Spend the 31st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada route builder.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Hurghada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dahab takes 4 hours. Traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Luxor.
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Luxor — 4 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Spend the 6th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip builder.

Fly from Dahab to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in January, plan for little chillier nights in Luxor, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Marsa Alam. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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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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