16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Aswan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Giza
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): Head underground at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Dahab is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Jerusalem in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip planner .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
Hurghada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip planning tool .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Luxor

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in February, Luxor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then contemplate the long history of Philae Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Aswan sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Dahshour, then make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser, and finally see the interesting displays at Egypt Papyrus Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Giza online route planner .

Fly from Abu Simbel to Giza in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in February, you will find days in Giza are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

3
nights
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.
Cairo is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo online holiday planner .

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. February in Cairo sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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