18 days in Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip maker

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Nuweiba
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
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Al Fayyum
Drive
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Said
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damietta
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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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.
Visiting Na'ama Bay and Sinai Excursions - Day Tours will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to SOHO Square or St Catherine Shop. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and soothe aching muscles at Omkara Yoga School.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Sharm El Sheikh. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in March, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuweiba.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Nuweiba

Nuweiba is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. To find out how to plan a trip to Nuweiba, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Nuweiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, with highs in Nuweiba at 24°C and lows at 9°C. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Nuweiba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Saint Catherine

— 1 night
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Jackson Reef and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ras Mohommed National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine journey planner.

Getting from Nuweiba to Saint Catherine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Marsa Alam

— 2 nights
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.
Visiting Marsa Mubarak and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in March; daily highs in Marsa Alam reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Al Fayyum

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Al Fayyum trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Al Fayyum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Cairo on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Nile Kayak Club. Visit Great Sphinx and Giza Plateau for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip planning website.

Getting from Al Fayyum to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Said.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Port Said

— 2 nights
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at El Nasr Museum For Modern Art and then explore the activities along Suez Canal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Said trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cairo to Port Said by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Said, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Damietta.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Damietta

— 1 night
Damietta, also known as Damiata, or Domyat, is a port and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in Egypt, a former bishopric and present multiple Catholic titular see. On the 22nd (Mon), get curious at Science Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Damietta road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Said to Damietta takes 1.5 hours. In March in Damietta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Damietta

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Alexandria

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Ancient Roman Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

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Drive from Damietta to Alexandria in 3 hours. Traveling from Damietta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Alexandria, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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.