17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 2 nights
2
Hurghada
— 5 nights
3
Soma Bay
— 1 night
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
5
Aswan
— 1 night
6
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. August in Cairo sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hurghada: Sharm El Sheikh (St Catherine Shop, SOHO Square, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Oxygen Red Sea Hurghada, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hurghada route planner.

Fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 102°F by day to 83°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Soma Bay.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Soma Bay

Soma Bay is a coastal resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, 45 km south of Hurghada International Airport. On the 28th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Soma Bay trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Soma Bay takes an hour. August in Soma Bay sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 83°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Soma Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online tour planner.

Drive from Soma Bay to Luxor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 107°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 31st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aswan driving holiday planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 109°F, while at night they dip to 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

5
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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Aswan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 97°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 84°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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