14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
2
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Alexandria is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Alexandria to be colder, temps between 23°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Escape the urban bustle at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. Step out of Cairo to go to Giza and see Great Sphinx, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Cairo journey builder app .

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

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

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Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Shop Sandouk. Visit Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings for their historical value. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Luxor hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then cool off at Makadi Water World, and finally examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada online tour planner .

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, Hurghada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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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.
Family-friendly places like Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). There's lots more to do: get outside with Bibo Viaggi, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

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. In December, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dahab
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Off-Road Tours

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