21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hurghada
— 2 nights
2
Siwa
— 2 nights
3
New Valley Governorate
— 1 night
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
6
Aswan
— 2 nights
7
Luxor
— 1 night
8
Cairo
— 3 nights

2
nights
Hurghada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, thenget to know the resident critters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and then see the vivid underwater world at Careless Reef.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada road trip site.

Quito, Ecuador to Hurghada is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quito to Hurghada. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Selkhet Papyrus ©
Selkhet Papyrus
Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium

2
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress, steep yourself in history at Graeco-Roman Tombs, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dakrur Mountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Mountain of the Dead, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of Umm Ubayd, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Siwa trip simple and quick.

Getting from Hurghada to Siwa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Temple of Umm Ubayd ©
Temple of Umm Ubayd

1
night
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. On the 22nd (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Valley Governorate trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Siwa to New Valley Governorate. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Alexandria.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, thenexplore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, thencontemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and finally admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Valley Governorate to Alexandria takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Appreciate the collections at King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. Visit St. Catherine's Monastery and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer than Alexandria - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Shark Diving
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 29th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon and then see the interesting displays at Animalia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, thensteep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, and finally explore the activities along Nile River.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan route planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aswan, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Nile River
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Animalia ©
Animalia
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple

1
night
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), visit Zamalek (Gezira Island) and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Safaris

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