17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Hurghada — 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to iDive Diving Centre and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Carless Reef. Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip maker app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Hurghada is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Hurghada reach 44°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ras Um Sid. Explore hidden gems such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Secret Garden. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, go deep with a submarine tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. June in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.
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Saint Catherine — 1 night

Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, with highs in Saint Catherine at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Marsa Alam — 3 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.
Visiting Amore Safari and Abu Dabbab Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elphinstone Reef and Spas. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 1st (Sat) with a shark diving experience.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam tour builder website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in June: high temperatures in Marsa Alam hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor online route planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then see the interesting displays at Animalia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aswan sightseeing app.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Aswan, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to 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.