15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt visit planner

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Dahab
— 1 day
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Al Fayyum
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Dahab

— 1 day
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 1st (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab route builder app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Dahab is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, you will find days in Dahab are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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 the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, soak in style at Turkish baths, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh attractions site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Al Fayyum

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Pyramid of Sneferu.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Fayyum driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Al Fayyum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum and then get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Al Fayyum to Alexandria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Alexandria sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo attractions website.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

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Luxor

— 2 nights
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 11th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, look for gifts at Habiba Gallery, and then get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luxor itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

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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 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Hurghada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.

Al Fayyum Governorate travel guide

3.7
Waterfalls · Historic Sites · Landmarks