13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dahab trip itinerary site.

Barcelona, Spain to Dahab is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Dahab, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by DANYEL, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hurghada using our trip 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. In September, daytime highs in Hurghada are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor itinerary planning app.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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 (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online day trip planner.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in September, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums 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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