11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dendera
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Coptic Cairo and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Arts.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo driving holiday planning website .

Indianapolis, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect Cairo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari as well as Luxor Temple. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Temple of Seti I, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 107°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem

1
day
Dendera

Dendera ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dendera Temple Complex. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex and then explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dendera trip maker .

Getting from Luxor to Dendera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 107°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

3
nights
Hurghada

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.
Mahmya Island has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Omo Gamaar. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner .

You can drive from Dendera to Hurghada in 3 hours. When traveling from Dendera in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hurghada, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

1
night
Cairo

Cairo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hurghada in June, with highs in Cairo at 94°F and lows at 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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