22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cairo

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.
Family-friendly places like Safaris and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cairo. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

4
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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Na'ama Bay. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh vacation planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 84°F in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

3
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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, and get outside with Blue Lagoon.

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

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 100°F, while at night they dip to 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in July, and nighttime lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Amore Safari and Elphinstone Reef. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam visit app.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (96°F), and nights are about the same (82°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

3
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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 28th (Wed): get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor day trip planning website.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 106°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

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.