14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tehran

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip maker website .

Tehran, Iran to Luxor is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Luxor. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in December: highs in Luxor hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

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

2
nights
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, Marsa Alam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hurghada journey planner .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bibo Viaggi. We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

4
nights
Cairo

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get some cultural insight at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Step out of Cairo to go to Giza and see Great Sphinx, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo holiday planning website .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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