12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Na'ama Bay and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Beaches Parks
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SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Get a sense of the local culture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and The Coptic Museum. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Khafre's Pyramid in Giza--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Al-Khalili, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), get to know the fascinating history of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo online itinerary creator.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, things will get little chillier in Cairo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Luxor Museum and Luxor Temple. Visit Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and stop by Bait El Ainy.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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