17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Dahab
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
5
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 2 nights
7
Luxor
— 3 nights

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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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 travel 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

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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 do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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

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

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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: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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

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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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park and then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aswan holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Aswan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

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

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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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