15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly

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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 explore and learn at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Abdeen Palace Museum. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Pyramid of Teti. Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aqsunqur Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at AG Massage Company, and explore the activities along Nile River.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. In October in Cairo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangrove Beach, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in October since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dahab travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Dahab sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 3 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak and stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay.

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Getting from Dahab to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Tomb of Ramases IX. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, browse for treasures at Nobles Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luxor itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.
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Abu Simbel — 1 night

On the 15th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel online route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch 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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