16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Giza
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Luxor
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sohag, Fly to Panama City

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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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque-Sabil of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo sightseeing website.

Panama City, Panama to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Panama City to Cairo. Traveling from Panama City in March, expect Cairo to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

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Alexandria

— 3 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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and snap pictures at Stanley Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Alexandria hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Giza

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx and then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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Traveling by car from Alexandria to Giza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Giza can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hurghada.

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Side Trip

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Hurghada

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, head off the coast to Giftun Islands and then take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner.

Fly from Giza to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Giza in March, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel route planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Luxor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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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.