21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 2 nights
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Cairo — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Memphis and Sakkara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, indulge in some personalized pampering at AG Massage Company, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Aisha Fahmi Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo travel route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Abu Simbel.
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Abu Simbel — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, stop by Gaddis & Co., and explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Dendera.
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Dendera — 1 night

On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

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Traveling by car from Luxor to Dendera takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Dendera can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hurghada.
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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.
Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dendera to Hurghada takes 3 hours. In February in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, see Off-Road Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. February in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dahab.
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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.
On the 21st (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dahab are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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