16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
7
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Habiba Gallery, then stroll through POW - Pop up Walks Luxor, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Luxor is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 48°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and then admire the engineering at High Dam. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

Plan trip to Aswan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
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 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. On the next day, test the waters at a local thermal spa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aswan in July: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

2
nights
Hurghada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hurghada travel route site .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, you will find days in Hurghada are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 15th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dahab journey maker .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Dahab sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
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.
Cairo is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, make a trip to Old City (Coptic Cairo), and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairo online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Cairo in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in July, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Safaris

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