22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
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Dahab
— 2 nights

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
For shopping fun, head to Mall Darya or Genena City Mall. Visiting El Fanar and San Marino Water Sports will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll through Ras Um Sid, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Jeddah, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
El Fanar ©
El Fanar
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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Hurghada

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Carless Reef and Sharm El Naga. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Jungle Aqua Park. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and Avenue of Sphinxes. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

Before you visit Luxor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Gaddis & Co. ©
Gaddis & Co.
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coptic Cairo and Cairo Festival City Mall. Head to City Stars Mall and Oum El Dounia Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and get outside with AERODIUM Egypt.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in October, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)
Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Cairo Festival City Mall

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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Almaza Bay.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mersa Matruh trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Mersa Matruh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Mersa Matruh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay

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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Step out of the city life by going to Abu Dabbab Beach and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Visit Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: stroll through Elphinstone Reef and kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mersa Matruh to Marsa Alam in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mersa Matruh in October, expect Marsa Alam to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Catherine online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, things will get slightly colder in Saint Catherine: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

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Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, and then stop by WICKEDiCANDY. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab visit planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Scuba & Snorkeling

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