15 days in Spain & Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
bus:  2​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt


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2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel itinerary planner .

Alexandria to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then see human ingenuity at work at High Dam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aswan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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 29th (Wed), wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Aswan in January, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

1
night
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 31st (Fri), Head underground at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dahab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid itinerary planner .

Getting from Dahab to Madrid by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dahab to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dahab in February; daily highs in Madrid reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville route planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in February; daily highs in Seville reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning app .

Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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