15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Durango
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Durango

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo visit planner.

Durango, USA to Cairo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Durango in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 69°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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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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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.
On the 16th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

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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 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, then stroll through Coral Reefs, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dahab travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dahab are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

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

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