22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Lusaka
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Giza
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
6
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
8
Kom Ombo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Lusaka

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza tour itinerary maker website .

Lusaka, Zambia to Giza is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Giza, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hurghada Equestrian. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Giza to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Giza in December, you will find days in Hurghada are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World

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.
Visit Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Safaris. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, go deep with a submarine tour, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Safaris

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 4th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Blue Lagoon and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab tour builder website .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine travel route planning tool .

Getting from Dahab to Saint Catherine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in January, expect nights in Saint Catherine to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam route app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in January; daily highs in Marsa Alam reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Abu Simbel, with lows of 10°C. You'll set off for Kom Ombo on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

1
night
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo ©
On the 11th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kom Ombo day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Kom Ombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Kom Ombo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Tomb of Queen Nefertari will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Medinet Habu and Dendera Temple Complex. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner .

Getting from Kom Ombo to Luxor by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kom Ombo in January, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

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