15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Bring the kids along to The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza. Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo online trip builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cairo, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Luxor

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sat): get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor sightseeing site.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 46°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Marsa Alam

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hankorab Beach and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: slough off your stress at Turkish baths and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Hurghada

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hurghada Marina. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dahab day trip site.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dahab in 4 hours. In September in Dahab, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 nights

City of Peace

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.
Attractions like Na'ama Bay and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Mangrove Beach. Spend the 12th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, soak away your stress at Blue Stone Turkish Bath, browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop, and don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.