20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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20 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Aswan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the galleries of WICKEDiCANDY. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dahab day trip website .

Newark, USA to Dahab is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Dahab, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Dahab at 76°F and lows at 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and Coptic Orthodox Church. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and SOHO Tennis & Squash center. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the masterpieces at Sand City, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

Before you visit Hurghada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Venture out of the city with trips to Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday maker website .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 6th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Animalia. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and then explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Aswan route maker website .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March in Aswan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Popular historic sites such as Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Step Pyramid of Djoser are in your itinerary. Step out of Cairo to go to Giza and see Great Sphinx, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in March, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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