16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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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
Bus to Sharm El-Sheikh, Fly to Berlin Tegel

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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, Royal Jewelry Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, steep yourself in history at King Farouk Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online journey planner.

Berlin, Germany to Alexandria is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Alexandria due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
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2
nights
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 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the next day, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cave Church, and finally shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

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Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 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 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip builder.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Sharm El Luli and then explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Deep Dark Safari and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Luxor in December, with lows around 19°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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2
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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 ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, expect nights in Saint Catherine to be cooler, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Take a break from the city and head to Na'ama Bay and Blue Hole. Explore Dahab's surroundings by going to Sharm El Sheikh (The Heavenly Cathedral, Shark's Bay Beach, &more).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dahab trip maker.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Dahab: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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.