16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Al Fayyum
— 1 night
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Siwa
— 1 night
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Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Port Said
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 3 nights

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online travel route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Na'ama Bay
2.0
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Shopping Mall
SOHO Square
4.0

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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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3
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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, look for gifts at Habiba Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxor holiday builder app.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in March: highs in Luxor hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Monument
Luxor Temple
4.7

1
night
Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Al Fayyum using our trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Al Fayyum by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Siwa on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Siwa

Siwa ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea and then contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siwa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Al Fayyum to Siwa in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Desert
Great Sand Sea
4.8

1
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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. On the 20th (Sat), take a stroll around Marsa Matruh and then enjoy the sand and surf at Almaza Bay.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mersa Matruh tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Siwa to Mersa Matruh in 4.5 hours. March in Mersa Matruh sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Almaza Bay
4.3
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Civic Center
Marsa Matruh
3.3

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Mersa Matruh to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Fort Qaitbey
4.0
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Architectural Building
St. Catherine's Cathedral
4.5

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Port Said

Port Said ©
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn about all things military at Port Said Military Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Suez Canal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Said day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Port Said takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Port Said can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Port Said

Nature · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Suez Canal
4.5
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Military Museum
Port Said Military Museum
4.2

3
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Cairo

Cairo ©

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Great Sphinx. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nile River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Giza Plateau). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Said to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Port Said in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Safaris
4.9
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World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza
4.4

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