17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Cairo
— 4 nights
End: Cairo

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Kings and Tomb of Ramses VI. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, look for gifts at Cotton Home, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luxor itinerary planner.

Cairo to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dahab, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in March, you will find days in Dahab are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and The Stable. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Na'ama Bay, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and stroll through Ras Um Sid.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning app.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak.

Plan my day in Marsa Alam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sharm El Naga. And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hurghada online road trip planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hurghada are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

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.
Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Great Sphinx. Step out of Cairo to go to El Wasta and see Meidum Pyramid, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in April: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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