16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

2
nights
Cairo

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, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, hunt for treasures at Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab route planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dahab, with lows of 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

3
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.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Saint Catherine and see Mount Sinai, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, hunt for treasures at Old Market, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh route builder site .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mount Sinai
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

4
nights
Hurghada

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.
You've now added ABC Taxi Egypt to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada journey app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Tours Nature
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ABC Taxi Egypt ©
ABC Taxi Egypt
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then see human ingenuity at work at High Dam, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, then explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan vacation planning website .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Aswan sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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