16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. Relax by the water at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Stone Turkish Bath.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Hurghada

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. Bring the kids along to Safaris and Hurghada Marina. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, and explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada vacation tool.

You can drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hurghada are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas and then stroll through Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths and then kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip planning website.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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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.
On the 13th (Tue), get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Cairo

— 4 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.
Attractions like Islamic Cairo and Great Sphinx make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nile River. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, browse the different shops at The First Mall, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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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.