17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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17 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Edfu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
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 Ras Um Sid and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and St. Catherine's Monastery. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, explore and take pictures at Ghibli Raceway, and don't miss a visit to Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Shark Diving
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

1
night
Dahab

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 19th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, then enjoy some diversion at Sandana Sandboarding, then get outside with Dolphin Water Sports, and finally view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Get in touch with nature at Careless Reef and Parasailing & Paragliding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Great Orca. On the 22nd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hurghada online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Hurghada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Hurghada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I, take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, delve into the distant past at Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday planner.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Luxor when traveling from Hurghada in January, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Nobles ©
Valley of the Nobles
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab, delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edfu sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Get some cultural insight at Animalia and Nubian Village. Visit Temple of Kom Ombo and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, take in nature's colorful creations at Aswan Botanical Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Kitchner's Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aswan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and then see the vivid underwater world at Seaworld Diving Center.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam online journey planner .

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Aswan in January, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

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