21 days in Egypt Itinerary

21 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Saint Catherine
— 1 day
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
4
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
5
Aswan
— 2 nights
6
Luxor
— 4 nights
7
Giza
— 1 night

1
day
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saint Catherine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Saint Catherine is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from San Jose, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Saint Catherine, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 1st (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dahab online day trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in December: highs in Dahab hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Coptic Orthodox Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Na'ama Bay and St Catherine Shop. Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, go deep with a submarine tour, take a pleasant ride with The Stable, and stroll through Mangrove Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Mubarak. Take a break from the city and head to Emperor Divers Marsa Alam and Marsa Shoona Bay. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam travel route tool.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam ©
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque and then see the interesting displays at Animalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo, thencontemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Aswan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Animalia ©
Animalia
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II). Visit Temple of Karnak and Avenue of Sphinxes for their historical value. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stop by Gaddis & Co., and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, plan for little chillier nights in Luxor, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Khafre's Pyramid, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, thenstop by Bazar Noobr, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Giza trip planning website.

Fly from Luxor to Giza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cairo
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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