15 days in Egypt & New Jersey Itinerary

15 days in Egypt & New Jersey Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
6
Cape May, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Newark, United States


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2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel route tool .

Newark, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Cairo is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in Cairo at 94°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, then appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and finally stop by Habiba hand Weaving.

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Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 107°F to lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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 2nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada attractions site .

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

2
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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 4th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

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Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in July, and nighttime lows around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Dahab

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

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nights
Cape May, United States

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape May: Congo Falls Adventure Golf (in Ocean City) and Atlantic City (Borgata Casino, New Jersey Korean War Memorial, & more). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, get great views at World War II Lookout Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Dahab to Cape May with the Route module. Traveling from Dahab to Cape May, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dahab in July: high temperatures in Cape May hover around 83°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Atlantic City, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Congo Falls Adventure Golf, Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point
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Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

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