18 days in Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Aswan
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Dahab
— 10 nights
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Cairo
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Cairo

— 2 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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairo itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Luxor.

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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aswan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Aswan, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Dahab.

Things to do in Aswan

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Dahab

— 10 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dahab: Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine) and Coloured Canyon (in Nuweiba). Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Reef, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip maker.

Getting from Aswan to Dahab by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Aswan in October, plan for slightly colder days in Dahab, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Cairo

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in October, plan for little chillier nights in Cairo, with lows around 24°C.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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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.