15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
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
— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairo journey maker app .

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 71°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) 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

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs and then get outside with Blue Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab travel route app .

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 February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dahab, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor to go to Dendera and see Dendera Temple Complex, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Luxor online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hurghada in February since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 50°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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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