21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hurghada
— 2 nights
2
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
4
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
7
Giza
— 5 nights

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online trip builder.

Portland, USA to Hurghada is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Hurghada is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in April, with highs in Hurghada at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
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.
Relax by the water at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Shoona Bay. Get outdoors at Marsa Mubarak and Shark Diving. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

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You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Shark Diving
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip planning app.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 16th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, thentake in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Dahab online road trip planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Dahab by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Abu Simbel in April, expect nights in Dahab to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

5
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Giza trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, Giza is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cairo
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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