11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, take in nature's colorful creations at Aswan Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at Animalia.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Aswan is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Aswan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Aswan High Dam ©
Aswan High Dam
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, thentake an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Hurghada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Plan trip to Hurghada with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in January, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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