16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
1
Giza
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Luxor
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
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Cairo
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Giza — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at AG Massage Company. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Teti and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Giza day trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Giza is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Giza reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough 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.
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and Fort Qaitbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque and St.Mina Monastery. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria visit site.

You can drive from Giza to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Amun, then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Tomb of Ramases IX. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Seti I.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Aswan.
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Aswan — 1 night

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aswan trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Al Mustafa Mosque and Na'ama Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, admire the striking features of Al Sahaba Mosque, and explore by horseback at Mangroovy Horses and more....

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Aswan in January, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.
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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 8th (Sun): ride a horse along Hurghada Equestrian, discover the deep blue sea with iDive Diving Centre, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, then admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hurghada online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cairo.
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Cairo

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.
To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Cairo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hurghada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Mon).
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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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