21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hurghada
— 6 nights
Fly
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Giza
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Cairo is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and stop by Islamic Cairo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation planner.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Cairo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kinshasa in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 69°F and lows reach 54°F. You will leave for Aswan on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Philae Temple and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): head off the coast to Elephantine Island and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Aswan route maker tool.

Getting from Cairo to Aswan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Aswan are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor online trip maker.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Luxor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

6
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 22nd (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, and browse the different shops at Senzo Mall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hurghada, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Giza

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Giza: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Step Pyramid of Djoser, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, contemplate the long history of Bent Pyramid, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Giza day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Giza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.