15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Dahab
— 1 night
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
5
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
6
Luxor
— 3 nights

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay are in your itinerary. Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Golden Bird Bazaarfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip planning website.

London, UK to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get warmer in Cairo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dahab travel itinerary planner.

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 August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 35°C in Dahab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
For shopping fun, head to Na'ama Bay or Secret Of Egypt. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Um Sid will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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 9th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, then admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by Evolution Egypt.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada travel route planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hurghada are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Hurghada, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

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nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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