14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt visit planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Hurghada International Airport
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Basel

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Hurghada

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hurghada tour builder.

Basel, Switzerland to Hurghada is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Basel in February: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Alexandria

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Alexandria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in February, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel route planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Abu Simbel

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel journey planner.

Getting from Cairo to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aswan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Aswan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites

Luxor

— 2 nights
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 24th (Wed): get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then look for gifts at Habiba Gallery. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxor road trip planning app.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Aswan in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hurghada

— 1 night
On the 26th (Fri), head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.