20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly to Asyut, Taxi to Luxor
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Bus
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Avenue of Sphinxes. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, look for gifts at Habiba Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor tour planning tool.

Perth, Australia to Luxor is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Luxor due to the time zone difference. In December, Luxor is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Makadi Water World and Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Mini Egypt Park and Mosque El Mina Masjid. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carless Reef, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada travel planning website.

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mall Darya and Na'ama Bay. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh attractions website.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Beaches
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Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dahab itinerary planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dahab are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Cairo

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Al-Azhar Park and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the activities along Nile River, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dahab to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dahab in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.