21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
3
Dendera
— 1 night
4
Luxor
— 4 nights
5
Aswan
— 3 nights
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
7
Cairo
— 5 nights

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coptic Orthodox Church and Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

2
nights
Dahab

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 (Thu): head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, head outdoors with Three Pools, and then take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab day trip app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Dahab

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Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Safaris

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
On the 20th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dendera online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Dendera in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dendera when traveling from Dahab in March, with lows around °C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

4
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 Karnak Open Air Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Howard Carter House. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, stop by Gaddis & Co., delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Temple of Kom Ombo and Nubian Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. New Kalabsha and Monastery of St. Simeon will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Aswan attractions website.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Aswan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel online travel route planner.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mit Rahina Museum and Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Pyramids of Dahshour. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in March, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Giza, Mit Rahina Museum
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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