22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hurghada
— 4 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
6
Aswan
— 1 night
7
Luxor
— 3 nights
8
Cairo
— 2 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Careless Reef, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Hurghada is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Hurghada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect Hurghada to be much hotter, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore hidden gems such as Coptic Orthodox Church and Bibo Viaggi. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, head outdoors with The Kite Bubble, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday planning tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can 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), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, thentake in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine travel planner.

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in November, you will find days in Saint Catherine are little chillier (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Swim with Dolphins. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef and kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip tool.

You can fly from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, Marsa Alam is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of °F and lows of °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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Animalia, thenget engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, expect little chillier with lows of °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.
Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor visit planner.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, thenpause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo visit planning app.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. 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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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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