16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Drive
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
5
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive

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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
You've added St. Catherine's Cathedral, King Farouk Palace, Fort Qaitbey, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, contemplate the long history of King Farouk Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria itinerary planning site.

Borg El Arab to Alexandria is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

2
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Cairo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Cave Church, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cave Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairo journey maker website.

Drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

4
nights
Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tomb of Ramses III, Tomb of Queen Nefertari and Dendera Temple Complex. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Medinet Habu and Luxor Museum. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Deep Dark Safari as well as Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with Deep Dark Safari and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam day trip planning app.

Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam, with lows of 19°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

2
nights
Saint Catherine

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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Catherine road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Marsa Alam in December, plan for little chillier days in Saint Catherine, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

3
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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Shark's Bay Beach and Blue Hole. Change things up with these side-trips from Dahab: Sharm El Sheikh (Ras Um Sid & SOHO Square).

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in December: highs in Dahab hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Dahab

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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.