17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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


Hurghada — 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to iDive Diving Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park, see Off-Road Tours, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada vacation planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Hurghada is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around 44°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh — 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Explore hidden gems such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Turkish Baths. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, and stop by Secret Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planning site.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Catherine.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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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 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, with highs in Saint Catherine at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
Visiting Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amore Safari and Spas. There's more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam day trip planning site.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in June, expect Marsa Alam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Luxor — 2 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor online route planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aswan.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Aswan — 2 nights

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then see the interesting displays at Animalia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aswan sightseeing app.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Aswan, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.