15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip planning website .

Chicago, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 107°F to lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and stop by Super Naturals.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luxor in June, plan for little chillier days in Hurghada, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Hurghada to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

3
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 25th (Thu): wander the streets of 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 26th (Fri): 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, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder website .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 99°F, and evening lows to 81°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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