16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Giza
— 2 nights
Drive to Cairo International Airport, Fly to Split Airport

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Hurghada

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hurghada trip planning website.

Split, Croatia to Hurghada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Split to Hurghada, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Split in April, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Marsa Alam

— 3 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amore Safari and Shark Diving. Step out of the city life by going to Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Shoona Bay. It doesn't end there: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medinet Habu and Luxor Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and stop by Gaddis & Co..

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dahab itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Dahab by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Dahab hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and El Fanar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Heavenly Cathedral and St Catherine Shop. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Giza

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Giza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Giza, with lows of 19°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.