(Hurghada – Sinai – Cairo – Aswan – Luxor – Hurghada)
A two week itinerary well suited for anyone flying in and out of Hurghada and who wants to see as much of the country as possible in that time.
Spend a day in Hurghada before taking the ferry across the red sea to Sharm El Sheikh (1.5 hours) and heading up the coast to one of the less developed resorts of Nuweiba or Dahab.
You can use either of these as a base from which to explore Sinai (see Dahab attractions) or simply as a relaxing, chilled beach resort in which to unwind.
Have you fill or snorkelling, trekking, camel riding etc for a few days before taking the overnight bus journey to Cairo.
You can then spend two days in Cairo enjoying the pyramids, museums, marketsetc (Click for a full Cairo itinerary) before taking an overnight train journey south to Aswan .
Aswan is one of the most scenic places in Egypt and ideal for enjoying the Nile by Sail boat (See Aswan Excusions). It is possible to arrange a trip to Abu Simbel from here.
After no more than two days, take a 5 hour train journey north to Luxor (perhaps broken up with a visit to Kom Ombo or Edfu). You’ll have two days in Luxor (see Luxor Itineraries), the former site of Thebes and the capital of the Ancient Egyptian Empire.
When it’s time to go home, Hurghada is only a five hour bus journey away.
This is a circular route and works just as well in reverse. You should just consider what you want to do first: beaches and deserts or monuments and wonders?
It’s a tough one I know
DAY 1: AM Arrive Hurghada PM Free in Hurghada
DAY 2: AM Ferry to Sharm El Sheikh PM Bus to Dahab
DAY 3: Free in Dahab
DAY 4: Free in Dahab
DAY 5: Free in Dahab O/N Bus to Cairo
DAY 6: AM Arrive Cairo PM Free in Cairo
DAY 7: Free in Cairo
DAY 8: Free in Cairo O/N Train to Aswan
DAY 9: AM Arrive Aswan PM Free in Aswan
DAY 10: Free in Aswan
DAY 11: AM Free in Aswan PM Train to Luxor
DAY 12: Free in Luxor
DAY 13: Free in Luxor
DAY 14: AM Bus to Hurghada PM Fly Home