15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Durango
Fly:  27 h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Durango, USA to Cairo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Durango in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 69°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow 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
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Hurghada visit planner.

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Luxor in December, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, stroll through Coral Reefs, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab day trip website.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Spas

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