15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights


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.
We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mangrove Beach. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary website.

Nairobi, Kenya to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 1 hour. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Cairo.
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Cairo — 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: stop by Islamic Cairo, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
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Luxor — 3 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Visit Medinet Habu and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari for their historical value. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramases IX, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, and buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor itinerary app.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 3 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.
On the 1st (Sun), kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Abu Dabbab Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then stroll through Sharm El Luli.

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Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marsa Alam, with lows around 19°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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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.