15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: London
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Cairo
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
2
Siwa
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Luxor
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Ain Sukhna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: London

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Khafre's Pyramid and Coptic Cairo. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Zamalek (Gezira Island). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online tour planner.

London, UK to Cairo is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Cairo reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

1
day
Siwa

Siwa
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Graeco-Roman Tombs and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Siwan Traditions.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Siwa itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Siwa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites Museums

2
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 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamoura Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria day trip planning site.

You can drive from Siwa to Alexandria in 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Alexandria are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Heavenly Cathedral and King Tut Museum. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Mangrove Beach and bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in June, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel route planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June: highs in Luxor hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ain Sukhna.

Things to do in Luxor

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Karnak Open Air Museum ©
Karnak Open Air Museum

1
night
Ain Sukhna

Ain Sukhna
Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ain Sukhna trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Ain Sukhna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Cairo.

Things to do in Ain Sukhna

Tours Outdoors Adventure

1
night
Cairo

Cairo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Arts.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ain Sukhna to Cairo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Cairo

Museums
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Museum of Islamic Arts ©
Museum of Islamic Arts

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