16 days in Dubai & Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Dubai & Egypt Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Al Majaz Waterfront. Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take in the waterfront activity at Dubai Marina, bet on your favorite at Dubai Autodrome, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dubai online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Cairo, Egypt

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning site.

Getting from Dubai to Cairo by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Luxor, Egypt

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping

Hurghada, Egypt

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Hurghada sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Egypt travel guide

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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.