14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Train + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  10​h 30​min
End: Exeter

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Cairo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Cairo is 2 hours. In January in Cairo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
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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.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and stop by Secret Of Egypt.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in January, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

3
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada travel route planning tool .

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. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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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, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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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