14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto

3
nights
Cairo

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation planner .

Toronto, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Cairo at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and stop by St Catherine Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Hurghada

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hurghada road trip planning site .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and stop by Gaddis & Co..

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor travel route planning website .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hurghada in November since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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