27 days in Egypt Itinerary

27 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Algiers
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Qena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Aswan
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Algiers

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sand City and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and El Gouna Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and kick back and relax at Zeytuna Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada day trip planning app.

Algiers, Algeria to Hurghada is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Hurghada due to the time zone difference. In March, Hurghada is a bit warmer than Algiers - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, and take a pleasant ride with The Stable.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. April in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 9th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Dahab, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam and then have unforgettable encounters with Seaworld Diving Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, flight, and taxi from Dahab to Marsa Alam takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Qena.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas

1
night
Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Qena trip planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Qena by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Qena, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

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 Luxor Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luxor trip planning website.

You can drive from Qena to Luxor in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, and then explore the activities along Nile River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

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Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Aswan are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nile River
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

5
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.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Coptic Cairo and Great Sphinx. Step out of Cairo to go to El Wasta and see Meidum Pyramid, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, visit Islamic Cairo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairo visit app.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in April, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

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

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