19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

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19 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Kom Ombo
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
6
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cairo is 7 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Tomb of Merenptah. Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

1
night
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo ©
You've now added Temple of Kom Ombo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kom Ombo online itinerary builder .

Getting from Luxor to Kom Ombo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daytime highs in Kom Ombo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Aswan.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, then explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Aswan travel planner.

Take a train from Kom Ombo to Aswan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Aswan sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Monastery of St. Simeon ©
Monastery of St. Simeon

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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip maker app .

Getting from Aswan to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aswan in February: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Speed Boats Tours
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint Catherine trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, things will get slightly colder in Saint Catherine: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 24th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in February, things will get a bit warmer in Dahab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Coptic Orthodox Church and St Catherine Shop. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mangrove Beach and Na'ama Bay. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh travel route site .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Speed Boats Tours
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Careless Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Omo Gamaar and Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

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