15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Toronto, Canada to Dahab is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Dahab reach 40°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada tour itinerary app .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxor planning app .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in May, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Muayyad Mosque, steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairo travel site .

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in May: highs in Cairo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping 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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