15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cairo

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nile River. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. Next up on the itinerary: visit Islamic Cairo, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Visiting Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid will get you outdoors. Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 8th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab tour planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Dahab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dahab in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: slough off your stress at Turkish baths and then kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam tour planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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 14th (Mon): get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online road trip planner.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.