16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Quito
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Quito

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar, and see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Cairo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quito to Cairo. Traveling from Quito in March, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dahab, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Spas

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 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

3
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada road trip site .

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor to go to Dendera and see Dendera Temple Complex, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luxor travel planning site .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Luxor are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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