13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In February, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, make a trip to Al Mustafa Mosque, and admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Dahab sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Dahab to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.