15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 5 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 nights

City of Peace

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.
Visiting Na'ama Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Attractions like SOHO Square and Mangrove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Blue Stone Turkish Bath, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh attractions planner.

Muscat, Oman to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Muscat in February, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip builder.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dahab are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hurghada

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, then test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and then look for gifts at Evolution Egypt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Dahab in February, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Luxor

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): tee off at Luxor Tours Online and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in February, Luxor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Spas · Transportation · Golf

Cairo

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Kids will enjoy Khan Al-Khalili and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, visit Coptic Cairo, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in February: highs in Cairo hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.