14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avenue of Sphinxes and Valley of the Nobles. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

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Barcelona, Spain to Luxor is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect nights in Luxor to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

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 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk and then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan travel route site .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Aswan sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums Historic Sites
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then stroll through Elphinstone Reef.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Aswan in May, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Na'ama Bay and SOHO Square. Get some cultural insight at St. Catherine's Monastery and The Heavenly Cathedral. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, make a trip to Circle Divers, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Sharm El Sheikh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old City (Coptic Cairo) as well as Pyramids of Giza. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, don't miss a visit to Old City (Coptic Cairo), then take in panoramic vistas at Cairo Tower, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili, and finally see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bazar Noobr, then contemplate the long history of Khafre's Pyramid, and then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May, with highs in Cairo at 38°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid
Old City (Coptic Cairo) ©
Old City (Coptic Cairo)

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