13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
Drive
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Fly

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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria travel planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Alexandria. In December in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Cairo

— 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then stop by Fair Trade Egypt.

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You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You've added Valley of the Queens, Aladin Tours, Dendera Temple Complex, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medinet Habu and Luxor Temple. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Marsa Alam

— 2 nights
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 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Marsa Alam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Saint Catherine

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, expect nights in Saint Catherine to be colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Na'ama Bay and Al Mustafa Mosque. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dahab: Sharm El Sheikh (Ghibli Raceway, The Heavenly Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Dahab: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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.