20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Aswan
— 4 nights

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©

Mediterranean's Bride

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 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, then snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Corniche.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alexandria using our trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Alexandria is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Alexandria to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Historic Site
Fort Qaitbey
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Monument
Pompey's Pillar
3.5

5
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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and shop like a local with Na'ama Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in December; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Safari
Safaris
4.9
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Shopping Mall
SOHO Square
4.0

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Cairo

Cairo ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo journey site.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza
4.4
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Monument
Great Sphinx
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor online holiday planner.

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 January: highs in Luxor hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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Religious Site
Medinet Habu
4.8

4
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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, and contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan trip app.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in Aswan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Philae Temple
4.7

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