16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Verona
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Verona

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Gebel El Rosas and then kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam road trip planning tool.

Verona, Italy to Marsa Alam is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Verona in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam: highs are around 42°C and lows about 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 4th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel road trip planning app.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 33°C. You'll set off for Luxor on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
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 Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and look for gifts at Gaddis & Co..

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Luxor, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for slightly colder days in Dahab, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church and then kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning app.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Safaris
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and stop by Islamic Cairo.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairo travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, Cairo is a bit cooler than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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