24 days in Egypt Itinerary

24 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt vacation planner

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Fly
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bawiti
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cairo
Train
4
Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
Bus
6
Hurghada
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
7
Sharm El Sheikh
Drive
8
Dahab
— 6 nights
Bus
9
Cairo
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then wander the streets of Coptic Cairo. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Nile River and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo day trip planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bawiti.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

Bawiti

— 2 nights
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. On the 19th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Bawiti.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bawiti online journey planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Bawiti in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Bawiti

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

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Getting from Bawiti to Cairo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll explore and learn at Nubian Museum and Animalia. Step off the beaten path and head to Unfinished Obelisk and Nubian Village. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aswan trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Cairo to Aswan takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately Dendera away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, and stop by Gaddis & Co..

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Luxor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): choose your vessel at Undersea Adventures diving center and then see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, Hurghada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.
Make your Sharm El Sheikh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Dahab

— 6 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. Explore Dahab's surroundings by going to Nuweiba (Coloured Canyon & Ain Khudra). The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Three Pools, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Dahab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:

Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

On the 5th (Sat), stop by Zamalek (Gezira Island) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Cairo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum and then take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo online holiday builder.

You can take a bus from Dahab to Cairo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dahab in January; daily highs in Cairo reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

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.