13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  10​h
1
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
night
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 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Nile River.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan day trip planning tool .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Aswan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colombo in February: high temperatures in Aswan hover around 31°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nile River
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nile River
Nile River
Agilkia Island ©
Agilkia Island

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stroll through Al-Azhar Park, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairo road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aswan in February: highs in Cairo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning app .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in March; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Gaddis & Co. and then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Dahab in March, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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