23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 5 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

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 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Al Mustafa Mosque, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday maker website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Sharm El Sheikh. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 5th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and then stop by WICKEDiCANDY.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planning website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Dahab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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 7th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the vivid underwater world at Omo Gamaar, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dahab in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

1
night
Dendera

On the 11th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Dendera trip app.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hurghada in December since evenings lows in Dendera dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

5
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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, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxor holiday maker site.

Getting from Dendera to Luxor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Aswan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
night
Abu Simbel

On the 18th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Make your Abu Simbel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

5
nights
Cairo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). On the 23rd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairo online trip builder.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Abu Simbel in December, plan for slightly colder days in Cairo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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.