15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Tampa
bus + Fly:  20​h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Tampa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Al-Khalili.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Cairo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Cairo. September in Cairo sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Popular historic sites such as Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus at Edfu). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip planning website .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Edfu
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of King Tut Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip builder website .

Fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 96°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, then delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Palace Gardens, then take in the views from Stanley Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria vacation maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September; daily highs in Alexandria reach 88°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

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