17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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17 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Luxor is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Luxor. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get warmer in Luxor: highs are around 46°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada vacation maker tool .

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luxor in September, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. September in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cairo when traveling from Dahab in September, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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