22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Alexandria
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, parks, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Alexandria is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, expect nights in Alexandria to be much hotter, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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.
You've added Museum of Islamic Arts, Ben Ezra Synagogue, The Coptic Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) as well as Ras Mohommed National Park. On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then admire all the interesting features of Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Ras Mohommed National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint Catherine tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairo in September since evenings lows in Saint Catherine dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ras Mohommed National Park, St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios)
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

2
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.
Ras Mohamed National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohamed National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Shark's Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip tool .

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in September, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ras Mohamed National Park ©
Ras Mohamed National Park
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
Hurghada

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Zeytuna Beach as well as Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and then admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) as well as Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor route maker tool .

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Luxor are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Unfinished Obelisk, Mausoleum of Aga Khan and Aswan Botanical Garden. Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aswan travel app .

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

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