21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
6
Hurghada
— 3 nights
7
Giza
— 3 nights
8
Abu Simbel
— 3 nights
9
Aswan
— 2 nights

1
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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 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Al Mustafa Mosque, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 23rd (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenbrowse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Spas Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Spas

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dahab in June: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

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
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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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 27th (Sat), see where the ancients bathed at Roman baths, stroll through Sharm El Luli, and then see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and then get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

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Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in June, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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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.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, thenexplore the activities along Nile River, thentake a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Cairo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cairo when traveling from Marsa Alam in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Hurghada reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

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Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Mit Rahina Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Statue of Ramses II. Change things up with a short trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, browse the exhibits of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza trip planning site.

Fly from Hurghada to Giza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, things will get slightly colder in Giza: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Step Pyramid of Djoser, Mit Rahina Museum
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Abu Simbel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Giza in July: highs in Abu Simbel hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Philae Temple and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Agilkia Island and Elephantine Island. Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk and head off the coast to Kitchner's Island.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aswan trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Aswan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

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