15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Visiting Ras Um Sid and Submarine Tours will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Mall Darya and Old Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sharm El Sheikh: Saint Catherine (St. Catherine's Monastery & Mount Sinai). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

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Sydney, Australia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Shark Diving

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Spas. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and see ABC Taxi Egypt.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip 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. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

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 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III.

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You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Luxor when traveling from Hurghada in December, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 11th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Aswan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Nature Museums Parks
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
El-Tabia Mosque ©
El-Tabia Mosque

3
nights
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 12th (Thu), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aswan in December since evenings lows in Marsa Alam dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

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