15 days in Egypt, Serengeti National Park & Arusha Itinerary

15 days in Egypt, Serengeti National Park & Arusha Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt, Serengeti National Park & Arusha Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
4
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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 lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

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New Delhi, India to Cairo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

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

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Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hurghada trip builder .

Fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Hurghada, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online holiday builder .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 3rd (Fri), see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park travel planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Luxor to Serengeti National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Serengeti National Park. In January, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

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nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Arusha itinerary planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Arusha is a bit warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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