12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. In November, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

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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

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 20th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairo to Dahab by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in November since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get outside with Bibo Viaggi and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Off-Road Tours

3
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Hurghada, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luxor planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hurghada in November since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (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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