22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h
1
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Seattle

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Careless Reef, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stop by Super Naturals, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hurghada day trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Hurghada is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In November, Hurghada is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ras Um Sid and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: get outside with Bibo Viaggi, pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 28th (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, explore the galleries of WICKEDiCANDY, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

Plan trip to Dahab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in November, plan for little chillier days in Saint Catherine, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

3
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.
Relax by the water at Marsa Shoona Bay and Marsa Mubarak. Step off the beaten path and head to Elphinstone Reef and Shark Diving. There's more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam tour planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Marsa Alam is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Shark Diving
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Animalia, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip app .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Aswan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums Historic Sites
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medinet Habu and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Luxor road trip website .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Luxor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On the next day, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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