16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 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 21st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Dahab.

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Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Blue Lagoon and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Dahab attractions app.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dahab are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.

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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
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Luxor

— 4 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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor sightseeing tool.

Fly from Dahab to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in September, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (46°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Hurghada.

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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 29th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and soak in style at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Hurghada, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Cairo.

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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Cairo

— 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hurghada in October: highs in Cairo hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.