32 days in Egypt & New York State Itinerary

32 days in Egypt & New York State Itinerary

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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
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New York City, United States
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Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxor tour itinerary planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Luxor is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Luxor, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, things will get warmer in Luxor: highs are around 95°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Colona Divers El Gouna and Safaris. There's still lots to do: slough off your stress at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, cool off at Jungle Aqua Park, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Hurghada hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Safaris and Sharm Horse Riding Sayed Abo Elrgal. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, look for gifts at St Catherine Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Cairo, Egypt

— 6 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Islamic Cairo and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 11 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cairo to New York City by flight takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Cairo, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.