53 days in Egypt Itinerary

53 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
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6th of October City
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Mersa Matruh
— 2 nights
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Siwa
— 1 night
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New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
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Al Minya
— 2 nights
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Aswan
— 2 nights
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Edfu
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Qena
— 2 nights
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Safaga
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
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Soma Bay
— 1 night
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Dahab
— 3 nights
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Nuweiba
— 2 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
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Taba
— 2 nights
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Ain Sukhna
— 2 nights
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Ismailia
— 1 night
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Port Said
— 2 nights

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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 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramses II, then delve into the distant past at Step Pyramid of Djoser, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planning website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in November, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to 6th of October City.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Statue of Ramses II ©
Statue of Ramses II

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6th of October City

6th of October City ©
6th of October is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get your game on at Ski Egypt and then get in on the family fun at Dream land park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the 6th of October City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cairo to 6th of October City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in 6th of October City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in 6th of October City

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
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Ski Egypt ©
Ski Egypt

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, and then kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and finally appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from 6th of October City to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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St.Mina Monastery ©
St.Mina Monastery
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey

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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Almaza Bay. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Marsa Matruh and then look for gifts at Souq Libya.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mersa Matruh tour website.

Getting from Alexandria to Mersa Matruh by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Mersa Matruh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Siwa.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay
Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

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Siwa

Siwa ©
You've now added Lake Siwa to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Umm Ubayd, explore the activities along Lake Siwa, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Siwan Traditions. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress, contemplate the long history of Graeco-Roman Tombs, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dakrur Mountain.

For maps and more tourist information, read Siwa trip builder website.

Getting from Mersa Matruh to Siwa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:
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Lake Siwa ©
Lake Siwa
Temple of Umm Ubayd ©
Temple of Umm Ubayd

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New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. You've now added Dakhla Oasis to your itinerary. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Dakhla Oasis.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Valley Governorate visit website.

Explore your travel options from Siwa to New Valley Governorate with the Route module. You'll set off for Al Minya on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis

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Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Minya trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Valley Governorate to Al Minya. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mallawi, Tell el-Amarna
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan
Tell el-Amarna ©
Tell el-Amarna

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Temple of Kom Ombo and Philae Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Animalia and New Kalabsha. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, hunt for treasures at Aswan Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Al Minya to Aswan in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Aswan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

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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 28th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edfu trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Aswan in November since evenings lows in Edfu dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab
Kanais ©
Kanais

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Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Tomb of Merenptah and Valley of the Queens. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, view the masterpieces at Caravanserai, and browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxor vacation planner.

Take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

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Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Qena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Qena in 2 hours. In December in Qena, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Safaga.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque

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Safaga

Safaga ©
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga, is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53km south of Hurghada. On the 4th (Wed), get outside with El-Mallah. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with 3 Turtles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Safaga trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Qena to Safaga in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Qena in December since evenings lows in Safaga dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Safaga

Outdoors
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3 Turtles ©
3 Turtles

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Gebel El Rosas. Visit Marsa Shoona Bay and El Qulan Mangrove Forest for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Safaga to Marsa Alam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Soma Bay.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Swim with Dolphins
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

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Soma Bay

Soma Bay
Soma Bay is a coastal resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, 45 km south of Hurghada International Airport. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Badawya Tent of Mostafa & Bob.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Soma Bay online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Soma Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Soma Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.
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Hurghada

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City. Take a break from the city and head to Carless Reef and Swim with Dolphins. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar and enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip planner.

Getting from Soma Bay to Hurghada by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Mohamed Camping will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Heavenly Cathedral and Sharm Papyrus Museum. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Mall Darya, see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, discover the deep blue sea with Only One Apnea Center, and get outside with San Marino Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Lagoon will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Wadi Zaghara. There's much more to do: Head underground at Blue Hole, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and get outside with Three Pools.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuweiba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Three Pools ©
Three Pools

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Nuweiba

Nuweiba is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ain Khudra. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in breathtaking views at Abu Hamada Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuweiba online trip builder.

You can drive from Dahab to Nuweiba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in December, expect nights in Nuweiba to be colder, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Nuweiba

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ain Khudra ©
Ain Khudra

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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 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Reef, get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ras Mohommed National Park.

Plan my day in Saint Catherine using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Nuweiba to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saint Catherine can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

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Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman. On the next day, tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taba road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Saint Catherine, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Taba, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Ain Sukhna.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort

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Ain Sukhna

Ain Sukhna
Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ain Sukhna day trip app.

You can drive from Taba to Ain Sukhna in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Ismailia.

Things to do in Ain Sukhna

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation
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Ismailia

Ismailia ©
Ismailia is a city in north-eastern Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ismailia Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ismailia planning website.

Drive from Ain Sukhna to Ismailia in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ismailia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Port Said.

Things to do in Ismailia

Museums
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Ismailia Museum ©
Ismailia Museum

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Port Said

Port Said ©
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). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Suez Canal and then view the masterpieces at Galary Kandil.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Said trip planning site.

You can drive from Ismailia to Port Said in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ismailia in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Said, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Said

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Damietta, Tanis
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Suez Canal ©
Suez Canal
Port Said Military Museum ©
Port Said Military Museum

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