14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt route planner
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Fly
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Dahab
Bus to Sharm El-Sheikh, Fly to Porto

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, don't miss a visit to Mosque-Sabil of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairo day trip planning site.

Porto, Portugal to Cairo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Porto to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in October; daily highs in Cairo reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly 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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 1 night

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 19th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hurghada road trip planning site.

You can drive from Luxor to Hurghada in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 4 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.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 20th (Thu) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, and browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dahab.
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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dahab itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).
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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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