15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 4 nights
2
Cairo
— 3 nights
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Step out of Alexandria to go to El Alamein and see El Alamein World War II Military Museum, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria travel route planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Alexandria is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Alexandria is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, expect Alexandria to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 27°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein World War II Military Museum
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King Farouk Palace ©
King Farouk Palace
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the activities along Nile River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning website .

Take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Giza Plateau ©
Giza Plateau
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tiran Island as well as Ras Mohamed National Park. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, step off the mainland to explore Tiran Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohamed National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in September since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tiran Island ©
Tiran Island
Ras Mohamed National Park ©
Ras Mohamed National Park
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
Hurghada

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and finally browse the different shops at Senzo Mall.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hurghada sightseeing planning tool .

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get advice or help at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder tool .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Luxor sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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ACE- Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE- Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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