17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah
Fly:  8 h
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Jeddah

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dahab trip itinerary site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Dahab is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Dahab. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in December; daily highs in Dahab reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh travel planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

3
nights
Hurghada

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip tool.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hurghada, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Muayyad Mosque, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairo vacation app.

Getting from Hurghada to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in December, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa. On the next day, make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Jazirat al Malik, and then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. December in Aswan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luxor online route maker.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Luxor sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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