19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luxor
— 2 nights
2
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
4
Giza
— 2 nights
5
Cairo
— 1 night
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
7
Dahab
— 2 nights
8
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Merenptah and Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, look for gifts at Habiba Gallery, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luxor online journey planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Luxor is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Luxor, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Luxor: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
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 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, head outdoors with Vivasub diving center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, and then kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

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Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in September: highs in Marsa Alam hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef ©
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef

3
nights
Hurghada

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Dream Beach, and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Omo Gamaar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium, stroll through Careless Reef, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, thenlook for gifts at Super Naturals, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Swim with Dolphins
Turkish Baths

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mastaba of Kagemni and Mastaba of Mereruka. Change things up with a short trip to Serapeum in Saqqara (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can fly from Hurghada to Giza in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in September, you will find days in Giza are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Saqqara
Highlights from your plan
Pyramid of Unas ©
Pyramid of Unas
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Nile River, thenwander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online trip maker.

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. September in Cairo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)
Nile River
Nile River

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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Sling Shot, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Sharm El Sheikh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Safaris
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Dahab sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Sinai and Wadi Hammamat. Get outdoors at Ras Mohommed National Park and Jackson Reef. There's more to do: tee off at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in September, things will get little chillier in Saint Catherine: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Wadi Hammamat, Ras Mohommed National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

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