20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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20 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+3
Train + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5​h 30​min
6
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Giza
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  11​h
End: Nottingham

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stop by Hands of Dahab Community Market, then take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab online vacation planner .

Nottingham, UK to Dahab is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nottingham to Dahab. Traveling from Nottingham in February, things will get warmer in Dahab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Na'ama Bay and SOHO Square. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh journey maker tool .

Take a bus from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zeytuna Beach. Spend the 10th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's more to do: ride a horse along Habiba Horse.

Make your Hurghada itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

2
nights
Marsa Alam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): go deep with a submarine tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip planner .

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Submarine Tours

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, Abu Simbel is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Luxor Temple and Colossi of Memnon for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and look for gifts at Habiba Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

5
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Pyramids of Giza. Get some historical perspective at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Great Sphinx. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Giza holiday planner.

Getting from Luxor to Giza by combination of flight and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in February: highs in Giza hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cairo
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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