23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dahab
— 1 day
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
4
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
5
Aswan
— 2 nights
6
Luxor
— 2 nights
7
Cairo
— 3 nights
8
Edfu
— 1 night
9
Sohag
— 2 nights
10
Asyut
— 2 nights

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dahab online road trip planner.

Nadi, Fiji to Dahab is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nadi to Dahab is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Nadi in December, things will get slightly colder in Dahab: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, thentake a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh route app.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Abu Simbel, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You've now added Nile Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, thencontemplate the long history of Nubian Village, thenget engrossed in the history at Nile Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan online vacation planner.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Aswan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley of the Kings and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh), get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Coptic Cairo and Great Sphinx. Bring the kids along to Pyramids of Giza and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), get your game on at KidZania Cairo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cairo Festival City Mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip planning site.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): visit Edfu Sound and Light Show, explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edfu online holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Edfu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Edfu, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will leave for Sohag on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

2
nights
Sohag

Sohag ©
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sohag trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edfu to Sohag takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asyut.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos

2
nights
Asyut

Asyut ©
Asyut is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate in Egypt, which has one of the largest Coptic Catholic bishopric churches in the country; the ancient city of the same name, which is situated nearby. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Mojahideen and then delve into the distant past at Deir Rifa Tombs.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asyut tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sohag to Asyut in 2 hours. In December in Asyut, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dakhla Oasis
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

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