6 days in Egypt Itinerary

6 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt route planner

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Giza
— 1 day
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Marsa Alam
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 1 day
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Dahab
— 1 day
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
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Giza

— 1 day
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 22nd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza road trip app.

Cairo to Giza is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Marsa Alam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour and then have unforgettable encounters with Seaworld Diving Center.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Marsa Alam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Giza in December, Marsa Alam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Luxor

— 1 day
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 24th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor day trip planning website.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Dahab

— 1 day
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab travel app.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Dahab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning site.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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.