13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 1 night
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Soma Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Quseir
— 1 night
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bazar Noobr, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo sightseeing planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sharm El Sheikh

City of Peace

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Na'ama Bay, and then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip website.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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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 5th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Soma Bay.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Badawya Tent of Mostafa & Bob.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Soma Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Soma Bay takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Soma Bay are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Hurghada.
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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.
On the 7th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip maker website.

You can drive from Soma Bay to Hurghada in an hour. In October in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to El Quseir.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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El Quseir

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Quseir trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hurghada to El Quseir in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in El Quseir

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Vivasub diving center and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip planning website.

Drive from El Quseir to Marsa Alam in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Animalia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Philae Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aswan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums
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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online travel planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.