20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Taba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Hurghada
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Dendera Temple Complex and Avenue of Sphinxes. You'll explore and learn at Karnak Open Air Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Cairo to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Luxor hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) ©
Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
night
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 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, thenexamine the collection at Animalia, and finally step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aswan trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Aswan, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Museums Nature
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Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
El-Tabia Mosque ©
El-Tabia Mosque

3
nights
Marsa Alam

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Swim with Dolphins. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aswan in September: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
night
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, Saint Catherine is a bit cooler than Marsa Alam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

1
night
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 4th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taba online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Taba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites
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Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

1
night
Dahab

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 5th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thensee the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and then view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dahab trip site.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Dahab sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al Mustafa Mosque and Coptic Orthodox Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Ras Um Sid and The Heavenly Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and look for gifts at Mall Darya.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Shark Diving
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Zeytuna Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Sharm El Naga. There's still lots to do: stroll through Careless Reef, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Speed Boats Tours

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