24 days in Egypt Itinerary

24 days in Egypt Itinerary

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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
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Drive
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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
— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo attractions planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Copenhagen to Cairo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect Cairo to be much warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel tour planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Luxor online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: see Amore Safari and enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in September, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

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 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

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 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Na'ama Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour planner.

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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Blue Lagoon and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dahab travel route planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

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.