21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. In June, daytime highs in Cairo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Blue Lagoon, stop by WICKEDiCANDY, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dahab day trip planning app.

Getting from Cairo to Dahab by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dahab, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and explore by horseback at Miso Horse Riding Trips.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

4
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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, get outside with Zone Multisports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hurghada sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Safaris

3
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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, and get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam vacation planning website.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Hurghada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

3
nights
Luxor

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

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