15 days in Egypt, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Egypt, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  15​h
6
Kabale, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 day
Fly:  29​h
End: Newark, United States

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo day trip app .

Newark, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Cairo reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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 18th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Na'ama Bay and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Hurghada, Egypt

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 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 22nd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and finally appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Kabale Golf Course and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kabale online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Luxor to Kabale by combination of flight and bus takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Luxor in March, plan for little chillier days in Kabale, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kabale to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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