20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel route planner

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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
Drive
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Said
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
You've now added Pyramids of Giza to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and visit Coptic Cairo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In January in Cairo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Luxor trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Abu Simbel

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Hurghada.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites · Tours
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Hurghada

— 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Senzo Mall and Evolution Egypt. Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Zeytuna Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hurghada travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Hurghada by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. January in Hurghada sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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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 20th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Hurghada to Dahab by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hurghada in January since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 17°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Na'ama Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Appreciate the collections at St Catherine Shop and Sharm Papyrus Museum. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Alexandria

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Alexandria, and finally admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Amphitheater, then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and finally take in the waterfront at Corniche.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Alexandria is little chillier than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Port Said

— 1 night
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). On the 27th (Wed), explore the world behind art at El Nasr Museum For Modern Art and then contemplate the waterfront views at Suez Canal.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Said trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Alexandria to Port Said in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Port Said can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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.