15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online itinerary maker.

Spokane, USA to Cairo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Spokane to Cairo, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Spokane in August; daily highs in Cairo reach 96°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luxor

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 22nd (Mon), get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor day trip site.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 107°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Hurghada

— 3 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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hurghada travel planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luxor in August, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 102°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, get outside with The Kite Bubble, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. August in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 101°F and lows of 86°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dahab are 101°F, while nighttime lows are 86°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.