18 days in Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Berlin
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Giza
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
6
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
7
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Berlin

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dahab online holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Dahab is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Dahab is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at St Catherine Shop, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

3
nights
Luxor

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, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 46°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Giza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
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.
Cairo is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Shah of Iran.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo vacation builder website.

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

3
nights
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.
On the 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the ancient design of Roman baths and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Marsa Alam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marsa Alam, with lows around 32°C. You will leave for Alexandria on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Alexandria and then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar and then explore the ancient world of Sarapeum (Serapeion).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Marsa Alam to Alexandria in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, expect Alexandria to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral

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