15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hurghada
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Dahab
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Sharm El Sheikh

4
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Khafre's Pyramid). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, get to know the fascinating history of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

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Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
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Great Sphinx
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Islamic Cairo

2
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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 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then look for gifts at Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bait El Ainy.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hurghada.

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

3
days
Hurghada

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya. Step out of Hurghada to go to El Gouna and see Zeytuna Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and enjoy the sand and surf at Dream Beach.

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Drive from Luxor to Hurghada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Hurghada are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dahab.

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Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): go deep with a submarine tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Dahab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Dahab sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to SOHO Square or Old Market. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Church.

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You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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