15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 4 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:  13​h
End: Port Elizabeth

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip planning site .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dahab tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dahab when traveling from Cairo in May, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada day trip planning website .

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, get all the information you need at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hurghada in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

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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