20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
4
Dahab
— 1 night
5
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
6
Hurghada
— 3 nights
7
Luxor
— 3 nights

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Islamic Cairo, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairo holiday planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Cairo is minus 8 hours. In May, Cairo is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamoura Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and take a pleasant ride with The Stable.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in May: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 27th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dahab online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center and then get a new perspective on things with Seaworld Diving Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Dahab to Marsa Alam in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then head outdoors with Sharm El Naga.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and stop by Habiba Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hurghada in June: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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