17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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17 days in Egypt Itinerary

Cairo
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairo

3
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Marsa Mubarak. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Gebel El Rosas. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and don't miss a visit to Sha'ab Marsa Alam.

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Cairo to Marsa Alam is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Marsa Alam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

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Marsa Mubarak
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
days
Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate New Kalabsha and Monastery of St. Simeon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and Mausoleum of Aga Khan. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island, delve into the distant past at Agilkia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

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Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Aswan, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

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Nature Parks Sightseeing

Side Trips

Agilkia, Nile River
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Nile River
New Kalabsha
Monastery of St. Simeon

3
days
Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Howard Carter House and Temple of Seti I. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Hathor at Dendera and Tomb of Sennedjem are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, look for gifts at Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoser Travel- Day Tours.

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Sightseeing Historic Sites Tours

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Temple of Hathor at Dendera
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Temple of Hathor at Dendera
Howard Carter House
Tomb of Merenptah

2
days
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 18th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Dahab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in February, Dahab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Wildlife Areas Tours Nature

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St. Catherine's Monastery
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Safaris
St. Catherine's Monastery
Coral Reefs

6
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Mosque El Mina Masjid are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Ras Um Sid and Shark Diving. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at El Fanar, ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips, admire all the interesting features of Ghibli Raceway, and tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Beaches Tours

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Hurghada
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Ras Um Sid
Shark Diving
Coptic Church

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