16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Bus
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Fly to Alama Iqbal International Airport

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Cairo

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, browse the different shops at Katameya downtown mall, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip tool.

Lahore, Pakistan to Cairo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Cairo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Cairo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Luxor

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Luxor hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Hurghada

— 3 nights
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 3rd (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hurghada online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dahab planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.