21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
4
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
6
Hurghada
— 3 nights
7
Luxor
— 4 nights

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. Get a sense of the local culture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Islamic Cairo. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum, and take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and El Fanar. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online trip builder.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in June, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
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 28th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dahab day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Reef, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dahab in June; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sharm El Luli and Shark Diving. We've included these beaches for you: Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, stroll through El Qulan Mangrove Forest, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam online attractions planner.

You can fly from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Saint Catherine in July, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Shark Diving
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

3
nights
Hurghada

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Omo Gamaar. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf, stop by Evolution Egypt, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Hurghada travel route site.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, you will find days in Hurghada are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Kings and Tomb of Ramses VI. Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Luxor road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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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