24 days in Egypt Itinerary

24 days in Egypt Itinerary

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24 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  24​h
1
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
6
Luxor
— 3 nights
7
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Knoxville

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary site .

Knoxville, USA to Hurghada is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Knoxville to Hurghada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in April, things will get a bit warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 89°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Orthodox Church and Al Mustafa Mosque. Shop till you drop at Na'ama Bay and St Catherine Shop. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh route builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Shark Diving
Safaris

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab attractions planning site .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and then explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Ras Mohommed National Park and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine holiday app .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dahab in April: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

4
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 Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas. Get in touch with nature at Seaworld Diving Center and Elphinstone Reef. There's much more to do: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in April, with highs in Marsa Alam at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do your shopping at Imhotep Alabaster Luxor and Caravanserai. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Valley of the Nobles. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder site .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then view the masterpieces at Townhouse Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo vacation planner .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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