22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt route builder

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Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Cairo

— 3 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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairo driving holiday planner.

Durham, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Durham in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around 94°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Dahab

— 2 nights
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): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dahab travel route planner.

Getting from Cairo to Dahab by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in June since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, see Off-Road Tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online visit planner.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 99°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hurghada tour site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Hurghada are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Marsa Alam

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sharm El Luli, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip maker site.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 17th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in June: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 78°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Aswan itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Aswan sees daily highs of 108°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Luxor

— 4 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor driving holiday site.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 107°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.