12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, thenexplore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Luxor at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

2
nights
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip planning app.

Drive from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, Marsa Alam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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 27th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and finally look for gifts at Evolution Egypt. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then ride a horse along Hurghada Equestrian.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada road trip site.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife 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 29th (Sun): go deep with a submarine tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, thenbrowse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Submarine Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, thenexplore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then take a stroll through Coptic Cairo.

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Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Safaris
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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