16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 6 nights
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Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
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Luxor
— 1 night
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairo
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Cairo

— 6 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.
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Montreal, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect nights in Cairo to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Nightlife

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Hurghada

— 1 night
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.
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You can fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Saint Catherine

— 3 nights
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai and see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

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Getting from Hurghada to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, Saint Catherine is slightly colder than Hurghada - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab tour planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in October, things will get a bit warmer in Dahab: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Luxor

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
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Fly from Dahab to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 23°C. You will leave for Aswan on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Luxor

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
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Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk and then make a trip to Philae Temple.

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You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites
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Cairo

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

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Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Egypt travel guide

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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.