14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h
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
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: New York City

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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairo road trip app .

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 93°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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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 16th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dahab when traveling from Cairo in September, with lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

Discover how to plan a Sharm El Sheikh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in September, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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

3
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. September in Hurghada sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxor travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 103°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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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