17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 2 nights
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
5
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
6
Dahab
— 1 night
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights

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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centrefor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in January, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giza
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Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

3
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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Deir el-Shelwit Temple. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in January: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Sharm El Naga. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay and then head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

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Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in January; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

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

1
night
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 20th (Thu): look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dahab driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Dahab: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and El Fanar. Get a sense of the local culture at Na'ama Bay and Al Mustafa Mosque. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Sling Shot, look for gifts at Mall Darya, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online holiday 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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