23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
2
Cairo
— 3 nights
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
4
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
5
Aswan
— 3 nights
6
Luxor
— 3 nights
7
Siwa
— 1 night
8
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach and then explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Borg El Arab International Airport. July in Alexandria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Cairo. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the striking features of Cairo Citadel, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in July, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Na'ama Bay will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Coptic Orthodox Church and St Catherine Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharm El Sheikh (Shark's Bay Beach & The Heavenly Cathedral). Spend the 9th (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in July; daily highs in Hurghada reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center and make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Philae Temple and Temple of Kom Ombo will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Animalia and Nubian Museum. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan trip planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Aswan by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Edfu to see Temple of Horus about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, and buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor visit website.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Temple of Horus
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island), thenmake a trip to Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba, and then contemplate the long history of Mountain of the Dead.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Siwa trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Siwa in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island) ©
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mersa Matruh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siwa to Mersa Matruh takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mersa Matruh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay

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