22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi
Bus + Fly:  4 h
1
Cairo
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
El Alamein
— 3 nights
Drive:  27 h
End: Abu Dhabi

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Sondos Papyrus. Step out of the city life by going to Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 27th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, put a fun spin on your tour with Escapers, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Plan trip to Cairo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Cairo is an approximately 8- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Venture out of the city with trips to Hurghada (Swim with Dolphins, Mosque El Mina Masjid, &more). Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, see the interesting displays at Sharm Papyrus Museum, admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, and look for gifts at St Catherine Shop.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh route builder website.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in July since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hurghada
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 3rd (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dahab day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

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

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Alexandria driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Alexandria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dahab in August; daily highs in Alexandria reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to El Alamein.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

3
nights
El Alamein

El Alamein ©
Get some cultural insight at El Alamein War Cemetery and Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Alamein driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to El Alamein in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites Museums
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El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
El Alamein World War II Military Museum ©
El Alamein World War II Military Museum

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