16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dahab
— 1 night
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
4
Cairo
— 4 nights
5
Luxor
— 2 nights
6
Hurghada
— 2 nights

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 9th (Tue): look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dahab online trip maker.

Valletta, Malta to Dahab is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in October; daily highs in Dahab reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Na'ama Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online tour planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and then stroll through Elphinstone Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam and then stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

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Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef ©
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are in your itinerary. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta) and Khafre's Pyramid (in Giza). Next up on the itinerary: visit Islamic Cairo, wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, and stop by Bazar Noobr.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo holiday planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cairo when traveling from Marsa Alam in October, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 20th (Sat), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then stroll through Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh).

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach. Keep things going the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Hurghada, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

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