12 days in Egypt & Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Egypt & Tanzania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charleston, United States
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Charleston, United States

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ras Um Sid and Coptic Orthodox Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Coral Reefs (in Dahab) and St. Catherine's Monastery (in Saint Catherine). And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Al Mustafa Mosque, and bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder app.

Charleston, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charleston to Sharm El Sheikh. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Charleston in August; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 101°F and lows reach 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Coral Reefs, St. Catherine's Monastery
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

4
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore hidden gems such as Medinet Habu and Valley of the Nobles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tomb of Ramses VI and Temple of Karnak. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Luxor online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (107°F), and nights are slightly colder (81°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Paje.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paje trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Luxor to Paje with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Paje due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Paje: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jambiani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

1
day
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paje in August, with highs in Arusha at 74°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
The Tanzanite Experience ©
The Tanzanite Experience
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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