22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt itinerary planner

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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
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Cairo

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, soak in style at Explore Spa by Le Meridien, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Cairo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In September, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Luxor

— 3 nights
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, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stop by Gaddis & Co., and delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

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You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Marsa Alam

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get outside with Amore Safari. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and then stroll through Sharm El Luli.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for little chillier days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Hurghada

— 4 nights
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 27th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and get outside with Zone Multisports.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip planning website.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Blue Lagoon, head outdoors with Three Pools, and then view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Dahab by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Dahab, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 nights

City of Peace

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 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip app.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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.