15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Dahab
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
End: Sharm El Sheikh

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Medinet Habu and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Step off the beaten path and head to Avenue of Sphinxes and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Nobles, stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, make a trip to Isis Temple - Shelwit, and contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxor travel itinerary planner.

Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)
Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)

1
night
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 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aswan custom trip planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Sataya Reef and then make a trip to Sha'ab Marsa Alam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aswan in March: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Swim with Dolphins
Sataya Reef ©
Sataya Reef

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Elite Linen Egypt, then kick back and relax at Sharm El Naga, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. March in Hurghada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Shark Diving
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

few
hours
Dahab

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 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Bazaars and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Dahab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Secret Of Egypt and Genena City. Relax by the water at Ras Um Sid and Shark's Bay Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at El Fanar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Ras Mohamed Camping, and browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
El Fanar ©
El Fanar
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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