22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  4​h
1
Cairo
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
El Alamein
— 3 nights
Drive:  27​h
End: Abu Dhabi

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Sondos Papyrus. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island), and explore the activities along Nile River.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

6
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.
Attractions like Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Hurghada (Swim with Dolphins, Mosque El Mina Masjid, & more). Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in July, with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hurghada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Dahab, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 35°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planning tool .

Getting from Dahab to Alexandria by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Alexandria is a bit cooler than Dahab - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to El Alamein.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

3
nights
El Alamein

El Alamein ©
El Alamein War Cemetery and Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte will appeal to history buffs.

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Traveling by car from Alexandria to El Alamein takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in El Alamein are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte

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