14 days in Egypt Itinerary
Start: Addis Ababa
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
End: Addis Ababa
Sun, Jan 1 - Sat, Jan 14
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 3rd (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.
For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Luxor sightseeing planner.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Luxor is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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.On the 6th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dahab road trip planning tool.
Getting from Luxor to Dahab by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dahab, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 1 night
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.Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning site.
Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to 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.Spend the 8th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Mini Egypt Park, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid.
To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.
Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo — 4 nights
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.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of Aisha Fahmi Palace, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.
To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo route builder tool.
You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hurghada, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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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.