14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Marsa Alam — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amore Safari and Elphinstone Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Abu Dabbab Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam itinerary site.

Montreal, Canada to Marsa Alam is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Marsa Alam, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get warmer in Marsa Alam: highs are around 27°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Dahab.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dahab attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Dahab takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Catherine.
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Saint Catherine — 1 night

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 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Dahab, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Saint Catherine, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Secret Of Egypt. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Mini Egypt Park and Mosque El Mina Masjid. It doesn't end there: stroll through Carless Reef and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Giza.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Giza — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Ramses II.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Giza itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Giza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for slightly colder days in Giza, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Egypt travel guide

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.