22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  24​h
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Aswan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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 6th (Sat): Head underground at Blue Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dahab holiday maker tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Dahab is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Dahab, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

4
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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Fri) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip builder website .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luxor travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in April, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

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

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, then don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, and finally make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and then explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

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You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 24th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, admire the striking features of Khan Al-Khalili, and browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairo travel route site .

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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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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