18 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Luxor Itinerary

18 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Luxor Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 5 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
3
Luxor
— 6 nights

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coptic Cairo and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, and step off the mainland to explore Zamalek (Gezira Island).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In October, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

6
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.
Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, have fun at Sling Shot, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning website.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

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
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

6
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Dendera Temple Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Edfu (Gibel Silsila, Temple of Horus, &more). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luxor tour planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October since evenings lows in Luxor dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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