20 days in Egypt & Lebanon Itinerary

20 days in Egypt & Lebanon Itinerary

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20 days in Egypt & Lebanon Itinerary

Start: Casablanca, Morocco
Fly:  8​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Baalbeck, Lebanon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Casablanca, Morocco


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3
nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the activities along Nile River, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planning site .

Casablanca, Morocco to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Casablanca in July; daily highs in Cairo reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel tour planning site .

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

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, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxor travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

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

3
nights
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip maker site .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 15th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dahab route planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Baalbeck.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

1
night
Baalbeck, Lebanon

Baalbeck ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hajar al-Hibla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baalbek Roman Ruins, and then contemplate the long history of Temples of Baalbek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, then do a tasting at Coteaux Du Liban, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Ksara.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baalbeck trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dahab to Baalbeck. In July, Baalbeck is little chillier than Dahab - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Beirut.

Things to do in Baalbeck

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Zahle, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins
Coteaux Du Liban ©
Coteaux Du Liban

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beirut: Our Lady of Lebanon (in Harissa), Byblos (Memoire Du Temps & Saint Charbel Tomb) and Chir Bay (in Jiyeh). There's much more to do: Head underground at Jeita Grotto, examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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You can drive from Baalbeck to Beirut in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Beirut can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Byblos, Chir Bay, Parasailing & Paragliding, Our Lady of Lebanon, Jeita Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Zaitunay Bay ©
Zaitunay Bay

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