14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairo
— 4 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:  21​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online trip itinerary builder .

San Francisco, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cairo. In October, Cairo is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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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 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dahab online day 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 October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in Dahab. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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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.
On the 28th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In October in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then get all the information you need at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Luxor, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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