16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Dahab
— 1 night
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
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Aswan
— 2 nights
7
Abu Simbel
— 1 night

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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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Fair Trade Egypt, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. In January, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor online trip maker.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for little chillier nights in Luxor, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 28th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, make a trip to Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Animalia and then don't miss a visit to Seheil Island.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aswan holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums · Historic Sites
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Animalia ©
Animalia
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel online trip planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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