15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Hurghada
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 45 min
7
Dahab
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 45 min
End: Reykjavik

3
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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip builder site.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Cairo is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Cairo. In March, Cairo is much hotter than Reykjavik - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aswan online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Alexandria in March, expect Aswan to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk
Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©

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, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luxor when traveling from Aswan in March, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in March, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

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 20th (Fri): head off the coast to Mahmya Island, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and then stop by Evolution Egypt. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hurghada sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Hurghada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dahab using our trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Dahab by combination of ferry and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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