From Pyramids to Coral Reefs: 14 Day Egyptian Road Trip Itinerary

The Ultimate 14 Day Egyptian Road Trip Itinerary

From Pyramids to Coral Reefs: 14 Day Egyptian Road Trip Itinerary

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Road Trip Highlights



14 days

2120 km

  • Standing before the enigmatic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza.
  • Experiencing the warm hospitality of the Nubian village locals.
  • Paying homage at Queen Hatshepsut’s unique temple in Luxor.
  • Snorkeling among vibrant fish and intricate coral in the Red Sea.
  • Reflecting on the journey while driving through the desert back to Cairo.
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Author Bio

Yousuf AsmalAfrique du Sud FlagAfrique du Sud

I am a software developer. When I'm not coding behind my PC, I am exploring the ever rich Western Cape of South Africa, that I call home. My wife and I road tripped around South Africa many times and loved every moment of it. Now we looking to travel more of Africa, to experience more of its untouched beauty.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Arrive in Cairo, stay 2 nights Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir Cairo. Explore the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Visit the Egyptian Museum and try the national dish, Koshary. Experience Cairo's nightlife. 21 Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir Cairo
Day 3-4 Drive from Cairo to Aswan. Visit the Philae Temple and stay in the Nubian village on the Nile River. Stay 2 nights at Aswan Nubian House. 1000 Aswan Nubian House
Day 5-6 Drive from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's temple, and Luxor Temples. Enjoy a felucca sail on the Nile. Stay at Steigenberger Resort Achti for 2 nights. 280 Steigenberger Resort Achti
Day 7-10 Drive from Luxor to Hurghada. Snorkel and dive in the Red Sea. Stay 3 nights at Hurghada Long Beach Resort. 320 Hurghada Long Beach Resort
Day 11-14 Drive from Hurghada back to Cairo. Visit mosques, try street food, and reflect on the journey. Return the hired vehicle. 500 Cairo International Airport

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