14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
5
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo holiday maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In June in Cairo, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) 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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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, and stroll through Ras Um Sid.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary site .

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 34°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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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.
Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hurghada tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam and then explore the gorgeous colors at Seaworld Diving Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam route builder tool .

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luxor journey planning app .

Drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in July: highs in Luxor hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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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