11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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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.
Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, approximately Dahab away. There's much more to do: see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online journey planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planning site.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Turkish Baths
Swim with Dolphins

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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, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, thenget engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, thenget all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can 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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