15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Lisbon

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxor driving holiday planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Luxor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Luxor. When traveling from Lisbon in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada road trip planner .

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

2
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 25th (Tue): get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay and then see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam travel itinerary planner.

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. In February in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Shark Diving

1
night
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, expect Saint Catherine to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ras Um Sid and Mangrove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip site .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, Cairo is a bit cooler than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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