12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  16​h
1
Aswan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Karachi

1
day
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Animalia, then head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan journey maker site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Aswan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Aswan is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karachi in September: highs in Aswan hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then get all the information you need at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip builder .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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 11th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admire the striking features of Mosque-Madrassa of al Ghouri, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, Cairo is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Montazah Palace Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Alexandria Library, then explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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