16 days in Egypt & Lebanon Itinerary

16 days in Egypt & Lebanon Itinerary

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16 days in Egypt & Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  5​h
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Beirut, Lebanon
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Luxor is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Luxor. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jeddah in July since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hurghada online route planner .

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Beirut is known for museums, shopping, historic sites, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Montagne.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beirut vacation planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Beirut in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Beirut hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

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