15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Alexandria
Fly
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
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Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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Toronto, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by CREDO and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens.

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Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks · Shopping
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Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, examine the collection at Animalia, and don't miss a visit to Seheil Island.

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You can fly from Alexandria to Aswan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Alexandria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 6 nights

City of Peace

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop, head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi.

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You can fly from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aswan in December since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.