12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dahab
— 1 night
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
5
Giza
— 2 nights

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Dahab online day trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Dahab is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Dahab. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in Dahab reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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 19th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Na'ama Bay, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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 21st (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Hurghada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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 23rd (Sun): get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To plan Luxor vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Giza trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Giza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in August, you will find days in Giza are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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