13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Khan Al-Khalili, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Cairo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around 90°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): Head underground at Blue Hole and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh vacation maker site .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luxor route planning site .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hurghada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 102°F to lows of 73°F. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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