15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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3
Dahab
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Luxor
— 4 nights
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Cairo — 3 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 (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairo tour itinerary builder site.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Cairo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, Cairo is little chillier than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to 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 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dahab.
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Dahab — 2 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dahab takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time 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 30th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luxor, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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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