14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at High Dam, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausoleum of Aga Khan, then see the interesting displays at Animalia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Aswan trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Aswan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Aswan. In December, Aswan is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

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

1
night
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 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor tour planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip builder app .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in December: highs in Cairo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Alexandria to El Alamein to see El Alamein War Cemetery about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and take in the views from Stanley Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein War Cemetery
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery

1
night
Hurghada

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 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Sand City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Alexandria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dahab tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Dahab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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