22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and SOHO Tennis & Squash center. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, take in the exciting artwork at St Catherine Shop, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip app.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Spas · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Saint Catherine

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip planner.

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in April, things will get a bit cooler in Saint Catherine: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Marsa Alam

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Shoona Bay. Relax by the water at Marsa Mubarak and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, expect Marsa Alam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in April: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 20th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Agilkia Island, steep yourself in history at 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 next day: admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and then examine the collection at Animalia.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aswan online vacation planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and explore the ancient world of Valley of the Queens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online road trip planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Islamic Cairo and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids in Saqqara, approximately Saqqara away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coptic Cairo, take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and browse the exhibits of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Alexandria

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites

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.