17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt visit planner

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Giza
— 3 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Giza

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Change things up with a short trip to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids in Saqqara (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza sightseeing planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Giza is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Giza, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Abu Simbel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Giza in February: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
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Luxor

— 4 nights
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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, stop by Gaddis & Co., explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

Dendera

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dendera trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Dendera in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:
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Hurghada

— 3 nights
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hurghada journey builder tool.

Drive from Dendera to Hurghada in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hurghada are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dahab in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.