12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Hurghada
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Alexandria
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planner .

London, UK to Hurghada is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hurghada is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Hurghada to be much warmer, temps between 45°C and 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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.
On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo travel route planning app .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, Cairo is a bit cooler than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

6
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to El Alamein (El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein War Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Anba Bishoi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for slightly colder days in Alexandria, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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