26 days in Egypt Itinerary

26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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26 days in Egypt Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  13​h
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luxor
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Dubai

2
days
Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and then make a trip to Sehel Island. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo, then explore the activities along Nile River, and then admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Aswan is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Aswan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in February, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Aswan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Temple of Kom Ombo, Nile River
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Nile River
Temple of Philae
Temple of Kom Ombo

5
days
Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Qena to see Temple of Hathor at Dendera about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

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You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Luxor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Sightseeing Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hathor at Dendera
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Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple

4
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hurghada to El Gouna to see Abu Tig Marina about 30 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take a tour by water with ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

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Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Tours Nature

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ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay
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Mahmya Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
days
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, then look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Dahab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Wildlife Areas Nature Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs

4
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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, stroll through Ras Um Sid, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and find something for the whole family at Aqua Blue Water Park.

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Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

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Beaches Parks Shopping
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Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square

6
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Khafre's Pyramid, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and stroll through Al-Azhar Park.

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You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
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Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx

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