11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
Dahab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dahab online journey maker .

Toronto, Canada to Dahab is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 44°C and 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, then make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hurghada are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Luxor are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). On the 10th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Cairo Top Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, gain insight at Mosque of Al-Azhar, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in July, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Cairo Top Tours ©
Cairo Top Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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