20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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20 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Aswan
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Montreal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Corniche.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria day trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Alexandria is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Alexandria. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Alexandria reach 23°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

5
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.
Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and head outdoors with Stingray's Club.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in December; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dahab
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in January, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, and contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

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Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Aswan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. 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

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

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