18 days in Egypt & Europe Itinerary

18 days in Egypt & Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Egypt & Europe Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
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Selfoss, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Husavik, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the galleries of Castell de Bellver, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, and finally don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airport is Palma De Mallorca Airport. In April in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Palma Aquarium ©
Palma Aquarium
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Turin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Palma de Mallorca in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forte di Bard
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Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

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Selfoss, Iceland

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get impressive views of Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, contemplate the long history of Keldur, and then examine the collection at The Icelandic Turf House. On your second day here, have fun at Sundholl Selfoss, sample the tasty concoctions at Olvisholt Brewery, then get curious at Ljosafoss Power Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selfosskirkja.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Selfoss trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Turin to Selfoss with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turin to Selfoss due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turin in April, with highs in Selfoss at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Keldur
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The Icelandic Turf House ©
The Icelandic Turf House
Selfosskirkja ©
Selfosskirkja
Keldur ©
Keldur

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Husavik, Iceland

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, then see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Gardur, then explore the world behind art at The Culture House, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Husavik trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Selfoss to Husavik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Faro de Gardur
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The Exploration Museum ©
The Exploration Museum
Faro de Gardur ©
Faro de Gardur
The Transportation Museum at Ystafell ©

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Domkirkjan, then examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frikirkjan i Reykjavik, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Husavik to Reykjavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums
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Frikirkjan i Reykjavik ©
Frikirkjan i Reykjavik
Cemetery Holavallagardur ©
Cemetery Holavallagardur
The Icelandic Punk Museum ©
The Icelandic Punk Museum

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Luxor, Egypt

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 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ay, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Luxor takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in April, with highs in Luxor at 41°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Amun ©
Temple of Amun
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem
Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III

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Hurghada, Egypt

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.
On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at Sand City, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days in Hurghada, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sand City ©
Sand City
Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda ©

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm and then examine the collection at Sharm Papyrus Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Tut Museum ©
King Tut Museum
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Only One Apnea Center ©
Only One Apnea Center

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Cairo, Egypt

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Islamic Arts and Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and Oum El Dounia Gallery. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Thebes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Shah of Iran, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Sergius and Bacchus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip builder app .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Cairo. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Thebes, Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre
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Thebes ©
Thebes
Museum of Islamic Arts ©
Museum of Islamic Arts
Church of St Sergius and Bacchus ©
Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

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