17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Borg El Arab, Taxi to Siwa
— 1 day
Taxi to Borg El Arab, Fly to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights


Cairo — 4 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque-Sabil of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, stop by Habiba Gallery, and get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luxor visit app.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.
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Aswan — 2 nights

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Animalia and then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agilkia Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Siwa.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Siwa — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siwa journey builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Aswan to Siwa in 13.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, soak in style at Turkish baths, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Siwa to Sharm El Sheikh takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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.