16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt vacation planner
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— 4 nights
— 1 night
Al Fayyum
— 1 night
Train to Cairo International Fair, Fly to Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Fly to Cairo, Train to Mersa Matruh
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
— 1 night
Taxi to Borg El Arab, Fly to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights


Cairo — 4 nights

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Cairo. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in March: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Alexandria on the 14th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
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Alexandria — 1 night

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 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip builder website.

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, you will find days in Alexandria are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Al Fayyum.
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Al Fayyum — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to The Pyramid of Sneferu and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Al Fayyum attractions planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Al Fayyum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.
Historic Sites
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Marsa Alam — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Amore Safari.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Al Fayyum to Marsa Alam takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. March in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mersa Matruh.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Mersa Matruh — 1 night

Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Almaza Bay and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mividaspa at Almaza Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mersa Matruh trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Marsa Alam to Mersa Matruh in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in March: high temperatures in Mersa Matruh hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siwa.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Siwa — 1 night

On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Siwa vacation maker website.

Getting from Mersa Matruh to Siwa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh — 4 nights

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.
When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, approximately Dahab away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Na'ama Bay, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Siwa to Sharm El Sheikh in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Side Trip
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Egypt travel guide

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.