15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Pune
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
7
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 2nd (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dahab route planning app .

Pune, India to Dahab is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pune to Dahab. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), get outside with Bibo Viaggi and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square and then stroll through Shark's Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary website .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can 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
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
Hurghada

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 5th (Tue): make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada holiday planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Jungle Aqua Park ©
Jungle Aqua Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Gebel El Rosas and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

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.
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cairo, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel route planning site .

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Abu Simbel is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Animalia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On your second day here, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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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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