15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  7​h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, gain insight at Mosque of Al-Azhar, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairo tour planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cairo. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in November: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): Head underground at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Coral Reefs, and then look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip planner .

Getting from Cairo to Dahab by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in November, Dahab is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sharm El Sheikh: Saint Catherine (Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
Highlights from your plan
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner .

You can 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 November, plan for slightly colder nights in Hurghada, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder website .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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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