14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Bus:  2 h
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Siwa
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
New Valley Governorate
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  16 h
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 15 min
7
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Cairo

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary maker.

Cairo to Alexandria is an approximately 2- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. January in Alexandria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. On the 27th (Mon), take a stroll around Marsa Matruh and then enjoy the sand and surf at Almaza Bay.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mersa Matruh trip planner.

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Mersa Matruh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay
Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siwa trip builder.

Getting from Mersa Matruh to Siwa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Siwa

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

1
day
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Valley Governorate journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Siwa to New Valley Governorate with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Parks Nature
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Dahab is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Valley Governorate to Dahab in 16 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

3
nights
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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Na'ama Bay, catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh journey app.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
Marsa Alam

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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak, and explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam visit planning website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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