23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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23 days in Egypt Itinerary

Bogota
Fly:  28​h
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Dahab
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
Taba
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Makadi Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
Bogota

3
days
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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon.

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Bogota, Colombia to Luxor is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bogota to Luxor. Traveling from Bogota in August, expect Luxor to be much warmer, temps between 49°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

5
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Khafre's Pyramid, Pyramids of Giza, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, look for gifts at Al Wikalah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

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You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Abu Simbel: highs are around 49°C and lows about 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
days
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.
On the 30th (Thu), make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in August, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are little chillier, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai) ©

3
days
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 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, and take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Sharm El Sheikh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in September, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
days
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 5th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip maker site .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Dahab are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

few
hours
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taba trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Dahab to Taba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dahab in September; daily highs in Taba reach 38°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Makadi Bay.

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2
days
Makadi Bay

Makadi Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head off the coast to Giftun Islands and then buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Makadi Bay trip planner .

Getting from Taba to Makadi Bay by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taba in September; daily highs in Makadi Bay reach 42°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Makadi Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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Hurghada
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Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands
Senzo Mall ©
Senzo Mall

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