26 days in Egypt Itinerary

26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 9 nights
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
4
El Quseir
— 1 night
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
6
Aswan
— 3 nights
7
Dahab
— 3 nights

9
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Memphis Historical Site
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, thenadmire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria route planner.

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

3
nights
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 31st (Tue): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Hurghada is a bit warmer than Alexandria - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to El Quseir.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

1
night
El Quseir

El Quseir
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the El Quseir trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Hurghada to El Quseir in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Luxor.

Things to do in El Quseir

Historic Sites
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4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

You can drive from El Quseir to Luxor in 3.5 hours. When traveling from El Quseir in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nubian Village and then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 11th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, thenview the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dahab online travel planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Dahab in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Aswan in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dahab: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

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

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