14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Aswan
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Cairo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

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Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
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 28th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in January: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh. On your second day here, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, then see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

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

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Giftun Islands and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, plan for little chillier nights in Hurghada, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nubian House Cultural Centre.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in February, Luxor is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Animalia, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, and then head off the coast to Jazirat al Malik.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan road trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Aswan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Nature Museums
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

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night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 7th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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