16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Hurghada
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Cairo
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pyramids of Giza and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Statue of Ramses II and Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Mit Rahina Museum (in Al Badrashin), Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Pyramid of Teti (in Saqqara). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Aisha Fahmi Palace and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mamluk Jewellery and Bazaar.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online trip itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, things will get a bit cooler in Cairo: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly 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 21st (Tue): browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Amun. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Ramases IX, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel route website.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in February: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly 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 St Catherine Shop. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Shark's Bay Beach. There's much more to do: examine the collection at King Tut Museum, stroll through Na'ama Bay, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mini Egypt Park and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Visiting Scuba World Divers - Madinat Makadi, Makadi Bay and Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zeytuna Beach, and tee off at El Gouna Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo — 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in March, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).
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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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