17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Bus
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairo online travel planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder app.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

1
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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 1st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dahab day trip app.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Dahab sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by Mini Egypt Park, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada holiday builder app.

Drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. Traveling from Dahab in January, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hurghada in January since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, then explore the ancient world of Agilkia Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Animalia, and then head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Abu Simbel

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel online visit planner.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.