24 days in Egypt Itinerary

24 days in Egypt Itinerary

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24 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Aswan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Amphitheatre as well as Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius, then delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Alexandria is 10 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in Alexandria hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab road trip planning site .

Getting from Alexandria to Dahab by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in January; daily highs in Dahab reach 72°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Na'ama Bay. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Horus at Edfu. Step out of Luxor with an excursion to Temple of Hathor at Dendera in Qena--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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Sawa4 Tours - Private Day Tours ©
Sawa4 Tours - Private Day Tours
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Animalia, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then contemplate the long history of Philae Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and finally delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aswan trip maker .

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Aswan are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Great Sphinx. Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Bent Pyramid are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Step Pyramid of Djoser about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum, wander the streets of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

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You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in January, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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