15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Bus
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cairo

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 6th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. November in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

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Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dahab online day trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Dahab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dahab, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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 8th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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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 11th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, take a pleasant ride with YallaHorse Riding, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Luxor

— 4 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: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, stop by Gaddis & Co., take a memorable excursion with I Like Egypt Tours, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Luxor trip planning tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hurghada in November, plan for little chillier nights in Luxor, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.