15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​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
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Cairo

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 still lots to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo online holiday builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cairo, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): Head underground at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 86°F in Dahab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a 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 find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 101°F during the day and 86°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary builder 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. In August, daytime highs in Hurghada are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get your bearings at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luxor day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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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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