23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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23 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h
7
Siwa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach and then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Borg El Arab International Airport. July in Alexandria sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nile River and Safaris. Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Old City (Coptic Cairo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque and admire the landmark architecture of Citadel (Al-Qalaa).

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in July, you will find days in Cairo are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Explore Hurghada's surroundings by going to Sharm El Sheikh (Coptic Orthodox Church, The Heavenly Cathedral, & more).

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 45°C and lows about 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam online vacation planner .

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Philae Temple and New Kalabsha. Get some cultural insight at Temple of Kom Ombo and Unfinished Obelisk. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Kitchner's Island, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aswan trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aswan, with highs around 49°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 Luxor Temple. Get in touch with nature at POW - Pop up Walks Luxor and Balloon Rides. Step out of Luxor to go to Edfu and see Temple of Horus at Edfu, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner .

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Luxor are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Temple of Horus at Edfu
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Shali Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island), then make a trip to Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba, and then contemplate the long history of Mountain of the Dead.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siwa tour itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Siwa in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island) ©
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Almaza Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mersa Matruh online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Siwa to Mersa Matruh takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mersa Matruh are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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