27 days in Egypt Itinerary

27 days in Egypt Itinerary

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27 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
bus:  2​h
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Dahab
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Luxor
— 4 nights
7
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cairo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Alexandria sightseeing planning tool .

Cairo to Alexandria is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©

3
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 (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dahab trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alexandria to Dahab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in October; daily highs in Dahab reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Get in touch with nature at Nile River and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Shah of Iran.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairo route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Cairo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) 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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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Heavenly Cathedral and Coptic Orthodox Church. You'll get in some beach time at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop, see Off-Road Tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sand City and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
You'll explore and learn at Luxor Museum and Shop Sandouk. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxor tour itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

5
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.
Relax by the water at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Shoona Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Marsa Mubarak and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Sataya Reef, stroll through Elphinstone Reef, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marsa Alam, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Abu Simbel when traveling from Marsa Alam in November, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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