14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + taxi:  20​h 30​min
1
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
2
Luxor
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Denver

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.
Visiting Shark Diving and Elphinstone Reef will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Marsa Mubarak. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam road trip website .

Denver, USA to Marsa Alam is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Marsa Alam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
night
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

Before you visit Luxor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in October: highs in Luxor hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada travel route planning website .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Coptic Orthodox Church. Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Safaris
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and finally stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip tool .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 68°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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