11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 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
End: Cairo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, explore and take pictures at Zamalek (Gezira Island), and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planning site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

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Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

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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 October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

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Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Turkish Baths
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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