23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 1 day
2
Cairo
— 4 nights
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
4
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
5
Hurghada
— 4 nights
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
7
Dahab
— 4 nights

1
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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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Alexandria. In August, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 16th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo travel route planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Alexandria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor online route maker.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Marsa Alam

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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and head outdoors with Vivasub diving center.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip website.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for little chillier days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

4
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.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

Plan trip to Hurghada with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and shop like a local with Na'ama Bay.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with a short trip to Salah El-Din Castle in Taba (about 2h 15 min away). Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, stroll through Coral Reefs, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

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