13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Asyut
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab to go to Saint Catherine and see Mount Sinai, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: Head underground at Blue Hole, pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara, stop by Hands of Dahab Community Market, and view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab road trip tool .

Seattle, USA to Dahab is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Dahab due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Dahab reach 100°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mount Sinai
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

1
night
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 29th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
night
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 30th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in June, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 2nd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, stop by Gaddis & Co., then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

Plan my day in Luxor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hurghada to Luxor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Luxor, expect temperatures between 106°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asyut.

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

1
night
Asyut

Asyut ©
Asyut is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate in Egypt, which has one of the largest Coptic Catholic bishopric churches in the country; the ancient city of the same name, which is situated nearby. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Al Qasr Mall, then steep yourself in history at Dakhla Oasis, and finally delve into the distant past at Meir Monumental Tombs.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Asyut trip planner .

You can drive from Luxor to Asyut in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Luxor in July, with highs in Asyut at 100°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

New Valley Governorate
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery
Al Qasr Mall ©
Al Qasr Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo holiday maker site .

You can fly from Asyut to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Asyut in July: highs in Cairo hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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